Activists and survivors of Thailand’s October 1976 massacre demand end to arbitrary arrests

 Activists and survivors of Thailand’s October 1976 massacre demand end to arbitrary arrests

Sculpture of 6 October 1976 Memorial at Thammasat University, Bangkok. Photo: Xiengyod .



Former student activists and survivors of the October 6th, 1976 massacre, in and around Bangkok’s Thammasat University, have launched a new group called “Octoberists For Democracy”, or OctDem. They are calling for an end to the selective prosecution of protesters and activists in recent months.

Led by prominent politicians, who claim that they learned about political violence the hard way, Chaturon Chaisang, Surapong Suebwonglee, Prommin Lertsuriyadet and Tossaporn Serirak, are warning that violence is not a solution. They say only the rule of law can pave the way to peace.

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By Thai PBS World



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