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5 groups rally at Govt House over rising cost of living

  FIVE activist groups held a demonstration in front of the Government House today (Jan.18) calling for urgent measures to resolve the rising cost of living, Matichon newspaper said. The five groups, Labour Network for People’s Rights,  24 June Democracy Group, New Generation Network in Nonthaburi, administrative and student organisations of Kasetsart University and Thalu

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Jailed protest leader’s birthday celebrated outside prison

  THE Thalufah activist group held a birthday celebration for jailed protest leader Mr. Panupong Chadnok, or Mike Rayong, and also celebrated Christmas for three other jailed protest leaders outside Bangkok Remand Prison today (Dec. 26), Matichon newspaper said. At around 5 p.m. members of this activist group tied a large cloth banner with the

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Protesting Jana villagers occupy bridge outside Govt House

By Thai Newsroom Reporters VILLAGERS FROM JANA DISTRICT of Songkhla today (Dec. 13) occupied a bridge outside Government House to resume their year-long protest against an industrial estate project in their coastal area of the southern province. Dozens of the protesting Jana villagers, calling themselves a Network For the Protection of Jana Native Land, set

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Protesters hang up ‘people’s judgement’ banner, demand abolition of Section 112

  A BIG demonstration got underway at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Dec. 12) with the protesters hanging up large banner with the words “People’s Judgement of Section 112” to underscore their demand that Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, be abolished, Matichon newspaper said. Jointly launching this demonstartion are a

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Police: Avoid demonstration at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon 

THE Metropolitan Police Bureau advised people to avoid the Ratchaprasong intersection area today (Dec. 12) from 2 p.m. as protesters are gathering there from 4 p.m. onwards, Amarin TV said. Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek, spokesman of Metropolitan Police, said three road are expected to be affected by the demonstration, namely Ploenchit Road (between Ratchaprasong

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Crop top gathering calls for temporary release of activist

A DOWNTOWN gathering led by a former Amnesty International Thailand committee member this afternoon (Nov. 20) entitled “What’s wrong with wearing a crop top?” called for the release on bail of protest leader Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, who was detained in a Criminal Code Section 112 case, known as the lese majeste law, involving going

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3 demonstrators, 2 policemen injured during yesterday’s protest

  METROPOLITAN Police said three demonstrators and two policemen were injured during yesterday’s march from Pathumwan intersection to the German Embassy to submit their petition and that all charges will be filed against those who broke the law, Amarin TV said today (Nov. 15). Their petition to Germany where His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is

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‘Absolute monarchy’ protested on Bangkok streets, petition against it lodged to Germany

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS today (Nov. 14) lodged a petition to Germany where His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is currently residing via the German Embassy in Bangkok in protest of what they called “absolute monarchy” being allegedly reintroduced in Thailand. The street activists who peacefully gathered at Pathumwan intersection protested against the allegedly

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Protest moved to Pathumwan intersection amid tight control

  PROTESTERS from various activist groups including representatives of one from Chiang Mai moved their demonstration from Democracy Monument to Pathumwan intersection after police had closed all the routes to the planned gathering site, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 14). At 3 p.m. the protesters sprayed a message, “This country belongs to the people”,

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Activists call for freeing lese majeste detainees on bail at huge protest

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST groups today (Oct. 31) organised a peaceful street protest in the heart of Bangkok and repeated calls for the release on bail of detained political activists and the abolition of the draconian lese majeste law, better known as Criminal Code Section 112. Several activist groups including Khana Ratsadon,

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