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Protests in Chiang Mai during Prayut’s visit despite tight security

  CHIANG MAI demonstrators managed to stage small protests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to the northern province today (June 29) despite 2,120 policemen protecting him, Matichon newspaper said. Gen. Prayut, who visited the Shinawatra family stronghold together with his delegation to monitor various projects implemented by his administration, landed at the

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Water cannon, tear gas at Covid-19 protests in Brussels

  By AP and published by MSN News Brussels – Police fired water cannons and tear gas in Brussels today (Jan. 23) to disperse protesters marching against Covid-19 vaccinations and restrictions. The march followed demonstrations in other European capitals on Saturday that also drew thousands of people protesting vaccine passports and other requirements that European

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‘Old man out!’: Anger in Kazakhstan focuses on ex-leader

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Almaty – As protesters armed with sticks and discarded police shields prepared to storm the mayor’s office in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty, they marched to chants of “Old man out!” They were not referring to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 68, but Nursultan Nazarbayev, the octogenarian who after more than

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Thousands march against Covid restrictions in northwest Europe

  By Reuters Staff, published by Cyprus Mail TENS of thousands of protesters marched through several northwest European cities Saturday (Dec. 4) to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions imposed amid a surge in infections. Austria last month became the first country in Western Europe to reimpose a lockdown, which is set to last 20 days, and

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Young generations to take to streets again despite court’s ruling: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters YOUNG GENERATIONS OF pro-democracy people will likely return to street protests in a sustained move for monarchical reform now that the Constitutional Court has delivered a ruling against it, said a noted academic yesterday (Nov. 11). Chulalongkorn University political scientist Puangthong Pawakapan said a large number of students and other

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Anti-Prayut protesters kept at bay in Nakhon Si Thammarat

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters STUDENTS AND OTHERS who had intended to demonstrate a public protest against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha were practically kept at bay during his visit to Nakhon Sri Thammarat today (Oct.7). A number of university and secondary-level students among other people in Nakhon Si Thammarat were strongly discouraged by the provincial

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Demonstration continues at October 14 Memorial despite rain

 A DEMONSTRATION organised by the Ramkhamhaeng for Democracy Network continued at the October 14 Memorial on Ratchadamnoen Avenue today (Oct. 3) despite a heavy downpour, Matichon newspaper said. Entitle “October 3 chase out Prayut” the protesters pressuring Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down started gathering from 3.30 p.m. onwards with there being stalls selling

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Prayut avoids protesters during visit to flood-hit Nonthaburi

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Sept. 30) avoided protesters who called for an end to his rule during his official trip to a flood-hit Nonthaburi. Prayut who visited flood victims in Pak Kret district and the capital district of Bangkok’s neighbouring province was scheduled to disembark from a boat at

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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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