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‘Bad students’ urge Prayut to step down

A GROUP of schoolchildren who call themselves “bad students” yelled across to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha when he showed up at Siam Paragon shopping centre this afternoon (Dec. 2) to preside over the opening of an athletics conference urging him step down, Matichon newspaper said. The “bad student” activists, led by Ms. Anna Annanon, waited

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Red shirts blast quelling of anti-Apec demonstration at rally 

  A GROUP OF red-shirt followers held an anti-dictatorship rally near the Democracy Monument this afternoon (Nov. 20) where the government was slammed for quelling an anti-Apec protest on Saturday that left several people injured and scores arrested, Thai Rath and Matichon newspapers said. Around 50 red-shirt demonstrators set up a stage in front of

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Apec summit marred by suspected North Korea ICBM test, protest

  By Reuters and published by BusinessWorld.com ASIA-PACIFIC leaders gathered in Bangkok today (Nov. 18) for a summit to focus on economic woes but their schedule was disrupted by a suspected North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test while police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters.  US Vice President Kamala Harris convened a meeting of leaders

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Protesters back off from marching to QSNCC to submit letter to foreign leaders

  A BIG CROWD of demonstrators with some of them wearing dinosaur costumes gave up on an attempt to march to Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) to submit a letter to foreign leaders attending the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit this afternoon (Nov. 17), Matichon newspaper said.  The protesters, who had gathered at

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Protesters stopped from marching to QSNCC 

  PROTESTERS from various activist groups were stopped from marching to Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) from Asoke Montri intersection around noon today (Nov. 17), Matichon newspaper said. The demonstrators, some of whom were carrying protest placards, were from We Volunteer (WeVo), Democratic Restoration Group (DRG), Supporter Thailand (SPT), Workers Union, People’s Constitution Campaign

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Tuk-tuk procession goes across the city to protest against Apec, Prayut

THALU FAH activist group launched a tuk-tuk procession at 4 p.m. today (Nov. 15) to go across Bangkok in protest against the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit starting tomorrow and ending on Saturday Oct. 19 and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Matichon newspaper said.   Around 20 tuk-tuks joined the procession that began at the Democracy

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Anti-Prayut protesters mourn the country’s future 

  FOUR ACTIVIST groups joined together in holding a demonstration at the Victory Monument this afternoon (Oct. 1) to demand that the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha quit with participants dressed in black to mourn the country’s future, Matichon newspaper said this evening. This protest was mounted after the Constitutional Court ruled that Gen. Prayut’s eight-year

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Protest against 3 retired generals at Ratchaprasong intersection

  A GROUP of demonstrators gathered in front of Central World department store late this afternoon (Sept. 4) to push for halting the power of three retired army generals grouped under “Sam Por”, or the Three Ps, namely suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuman and Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda whose nickname

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Protesters might move to literally keep Prayut out of Government House

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A GROUP OF POLITICAL activists might probably steer a massive move to literally keep out Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from Government House since, they said, his eight-year rule is ending on upcoming Tuesday. The so-called Khana Lom Ruam Prachachon (Group For the Melting of the People Together) activists told hundreds

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Bike-riding teen protesters fire firecrackers at police in Din Daeng hotspot

  THE protest against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Din Daeng intersection that started this afternoon (June 19) had not ended by nightfall with motorcycle-riding teenagers replacing senior demonstrators there and provoking police teams by firing firecrackers at them despite the rain, Thai Rath newspaper said this evening (Jan. 19). The teenagers zoomed in on

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