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Demonstrators shrug off police warning, rally at Democracy Monument

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied at Democracy Monument on Sunday in defiance of a police warning that the gathering would breach the emergency decree. Members of the People Go network converged at the political landmark on Ratchadamnoen Avenue to demand democracy and freedom for four protest leaders detained at Bangkok Remand Prison. Full story: Bangkok Post […]Read More

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Democracy Monument wrapped to cap dramatic day of rallies

Three pro-democracy rally groups came together on Saturday to wrap Democracy Monument in a huge cloth banner bearing messages denouncing the government and calling for reform. The highly symbolic act followed an equally dramatic scene just two hours earlier, when hundreds of demonstrators turned their backs on a Royal motorcade. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK […]Read More

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Protest groups converge on Democracy Monument

Three protest groups have converged at the Democracy Monument, as the metropolitan police warn them to confine themselves to this main protest site, and not march to elsewhere. The “Bad Student” group had earlier gathered in front of the Education Ministry, with a coffin and a portrait of Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan. After completing a […]Read More

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Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop on a small demonstration at the Democracy Monument. There was a chaotic scene as policemen dragged one of the activists, Chatuphat Boonpattharaksa, from the top of a pick-up truck and bundled him into a waiting police […]Read More

Bangkok

Pro-royalists gather at Democracy Monument before student rally

Pro-royalists gathered at a site of a different student-led rally on Sunday demanding the monarchy issue be left untouched. About 60 people led by vocational students converged at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok holding national flags and portraits of His Majesty the King and royal family members in an attempt to counter an anti-government rally […]Read More

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Anti-government demonstration at Democracy Monument called off at midnight

The Free Youth group and the Student Union of Thailand ended their anti-government rally at the Democracy Monument on Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen road at about midnight on Saturday. Tattep “Ford” Ruangprapaikitseree, secretary-general of the Free Youth group, and Juthathip Sirikan, chairwoman of the Student Union of Thailand, read a joint statement announcing the end of the […]Read More

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CMPO set to retake rally sites by February 19

BANGKOK, 17 February 2014 (NNT) – The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) is set to reclaim all targeted government offices by February 19. Metropolitan Police commander Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang has been instructed by the CMPO to reclaim the Government House, the Interior Ministry, the Energy Ministry and Ratchadamnoen Road. These sites […]Read More