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Police gear up for rallies by three groups of protesters

  NATIONAL Police Chief Gen. Suwat Jangyodsok has ordered all Metropolitan Police officers to focus on maintaining law and order as three protest groups are launching rallies from today Sept. 24 to Sunday Sept. 26, Thai Rath newspaper said. All Bangkok police station superintendents were also ordered to stay at work all 24 hours to

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Din Daeng residents urged to tip off police about adolescent protesters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE METROPOLITAN POLICE have encouraged residents in the neighbourhood of Din Daeng intersection to give tip-offs pertaining to any looming, untoward incidents which might possibly be triggered tomorrow (Sept. 19) by adolescent street protesters in the area. In a press conference today, Metropolitan Police spokesman Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai

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Protesters back at Din Daeng hotspot as residents stage separate rally

  WITH the Thalu Gas protesters having gathered again at Din Daeng intersection from 5.30 p.m. onwards today (Sept. 16) as they have been doing for weeks now, residents of Din Daeng flats affected by their nightly confrontation with crowd-control police were to stage their own rally to voice their disagreement with this movement, Siam

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Protesters and police clash at 2 points in Din Daeng area

  THE adolescent Thalu Gas protesters gathered again at Din Daeng intersection this evening (Sept. 11) and after letting off firecrackers, throwing ping-pong bomb and setting tires and debris on fire both at this intersection and on the outbound side of Vibhavadi Rangsit road later clashed with police at two nearby points, Matichon newspaper said.

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Motorcycle-riding adolescents nabbed by police at usual anti-Prayut protest site

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SEVERAL MOTORCYCLE-RIDING male adolescents who had planned to renew an apparently unorganised protest against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha were unexpectedly rounded up today (Sept. 7) by police at an usual protest site on a busy Bangkok street. The pickup truck-riding policemen scrambled to arrest these motorcyclists known as members of

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Big anti-Prayut protest at Asoke intersection

TWO KEY leaders of the protest movement against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha kicked off a demonstration at Asoke intersection at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 5) with Thonglor police closing Asoke-Montri road heading for Petchaburi intersection but traffic was flowing normally on Sukhumvit road and towards Khlong Toei, Sanook.com said. Speaking out against Gen. Prayut who

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Anti-Prayut online campaign attracts 20,000 supporters on first day 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE have signed up in support of a parallel online campaign against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the first day of the opposition’s latest move to press him to step down. Pheu Thai Party spokeswoman Arunee Kasayanond confirmed today (Aug. 26) some 20,000 people, mostly Bangkokians, endorsed the

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Blinded but fighting on: Thanat joins today’s protest parade

THE wealthy blinded protester today (Aug. 22) joined a protest parade from Khok Wua intersection to Democracy Monument holding a sign saying “people’s brotherhood,” Sanook.com said. This is Mr. Thanat Thanakitamnuay’s, or Hiso Luknut’s, first participation in a demonstration after leaving the hospital but he stressed that he is a supporter and not one of

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Anti-Prayut protesters in brief standoff with police outside National Police HQ

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters HUNDREDS OF STREET PROTESTERS today (Aug. 17) engaged in a standoff with police outside the National Police headquarters as a massive move to press Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down continued. The street protesters, led by human rights activist group Thalufah (Through the Sky), briefly gathered outside the National

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Processions of automobiles resume in prolonged street protests against Prayut

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THOUSANDS OF AUTOMOBILE-RIDING PROTESTERS took to the streets of Bangkok again today (Aug 15) in prolonged, concerted moves against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha whom they have continually pressed to step down. Three processions of sedans, pickup trucks and motorcycles separately passed major areas of the capital city, including one taking on

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Clashes at Din Daeng junction as ‘car park’ protest gets underway 

  ANOTHER round of clashes broke out between protesters and riot police at Din Daeng junction at 5 p.m. today (August 15) as some protest groups launched their processions from differing points of Bangkok and neighbouring provinces to piled more pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down, Sanook.com and Thai Rath newspaper said.

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