Is Talugas part of two-pronged strategy by anti-government protesters?

Demonstrators gathering at Sanam Luang on September 19 protest in Bangkok

Demonstrators gathering at Sanam Luang on September 19 protest in Bangkok. Photo: Milktea. CC BY-SA 4.0.




Recent weeks have seen the emergence of youth-led violent protests at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection – in what observers view as a strategy to help support the mainly peaceful anti-establishment movement.

Calling themselves Talugas, the usually small groups of protesters come armed with slingshots, firecrackers and small explosives known as “ping-pong bombs”. Clashes then occur with crowd-control police but the protesters often flee the scene as soon as officers begin firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

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By Thai PBS World



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