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Large pro democracy demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by huahin4ever » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Only Thai so far, but I guess English/International news will be available soon. Some says as many as 200.000 are already gathered and more are coming in. Trains and busses are shut down they say.

https://www.matichon.co.th/news/836764



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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by hhinner » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:39 pm

That Matichon report is for 10 Feb. The FB report was posted 22 hours ago.

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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by huahin4ever » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:53 pm

According to my friend demonstrations are on going now. He is too scared to post anything on FB. He says it's like they are trying to keep it quiet hoping it will not escalate, but according to him the army is mobilizing. This could get ugly. I guess we just have to wait and see what happens, and eventually there will for sure be something in the normal news channels.
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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by europtimiste » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 pm

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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by caller » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:15 pm

The pictures above are from the protests at the weekend, I think numbers were about 500 (as reported). It's a start....
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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by hhinner » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

The cynic in me thinks fake news and rumour. The sort of thing purportedly happening with 200,000 people and transport being shut down could not be kept quiet without shutting down the phone and internet networks. And that would in itself be counter productive for the government. It would be the end of P's career.

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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok now!!!

Post by swisspet » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Fake news for sure. Called some friends in different parts of Bkk.
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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by caller » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:01 pm

As I said above, the pics and film are from the protest at the weekend. This has been widely reported in all Thai media, Reuters, the beeb et al.
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Re: Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by huahin4ever » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:11 am

Sorry, if I seem to be misinformed, MODS please delete the whole post if it is fake news.
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Re: [Unconfirmed] Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 am

Prayut vows to go after democracy activists


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday vowed to get tough on political agitators, saying all people must be subject to the law.

He was referring to anti-coup activists stepping up campaigns against the regime. His comments came after around 500 people gathered near Democracy Monument on Saturday to pressure the premier into holing a general election this year.

"I do not know what they want," said Gen Prayut. "They're trying to take the country backwards ... and the government cannot condone it."

He said he was concerned about university students who took part in the recent protest, as they could face prosecution.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... -activists
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Re: [Unconfirmed] Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 am

Laws are laws. They must be enforced equally
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Who made these laws that must be obeyed??

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Re: [Unconfirmed] Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:08 am

"I do not know what they want," said Gen Prayut.

:lach: that one is even funnier, is this guy for real?
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Re: [Unconfirmed] Large demonstrations going on in Bangkok

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Re: Large pro democracy demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by buksida » Tue May 22, 2018 9:40 am

‘We Want Election’ march to start at 9am
A leader of the “We Want Election” group announced on Tuesday morning that the march from Thammasat University to Government House would start at 9am.

The group had initially planned to start the march from the university at 7am to pressure the junta-backed government and the National Council for Peace and Order to hold the next election within this year. Sirawith Seritiwat, or “Ja New”, told the demonstrators gathered in the Thammasat University compound that the march would start at 9am to avoid impacting traffic during rush hours. He said the demonstrators would walk in rows of three on the left lane but would not use the pavement.

They would walk to the right from a Thammasat gate to pass the Phan Pipop intersection into Rajdamnoen Klang, passing the Kok Wua intersection, Democracy Monument, the Chor Por Ro intersection, the Army headquarters, the United Nations, Makkawan Bridge and the Education Ministry and reach Gate 5 of Government House. Sirawitch told those who could not enter the Thammasat compound to wait for the procession in front of Royal Hotel.

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Re: Large pro democracy demonstrations going on in Bangkok

Post by Nereus » Tue May 22, 2018 3:10 pm

Police block marchers from leaving Thammasat

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... -thammasat

Police blocked the Na Phra Lan Road in front of Thammasat University late on Tuesday morning to prevent anti-military regime demonstrators leaving for a march to Government House.

Police stationed women officers at the front of the barricades, apparently in a bid to dissuage conflict. Protest leaders responded by moving elderly demonstrators to their frontlines.

Police also secured Makkawan Rangsan bridge on Ratchadamnoen Avenue next to Government House, Maj Gen Piyapong Klinpan, one of the spokesmen for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said.

Authorities would allow only the demonstrators' representatives to approach Government House to submit their letter. They would not allow all the demonstrators to march to Government House.

Police were seen dragging out barricades to prevent protesters proceeding along the road. Protest leader Rangsiman Rome said protesters would march on the road, but occupy only one lane and try not to block traffic.

Earlier, police and protesters engaged in a loudspeaker war at the university campus where protesters had camped overnight.

Rangsiman Rome first said the police had allowed protesters to march to Government House, and then said negotiations had broken down.

The police broadcast warned that gatherings of five or more people for political purposes were prohibited, and protesters and unaccredited journalists faced arrest. Protesters broadcast defiant messages, saying “We are not afraid of you.”

Protest leaders had told officials their march to Government House would end at midday. Later, they vowed to continue their protest at Thammasat University until 6pm. Protest leader Nuttaa Mahattana, who is facing three sedition charges, said the demonstration was not connected with former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra or even with the Pheu Thai party.

"We are here for the whole country," she said, adding that General Prayut was like "Pinocchio, because he has lied to the people and to the global community."

Ms Nuttaa and four other protest leaders were this morning were charged again with violating public assembly laws. Police spokesman Krissana Phathancharoen said the other four facing new charges are: Rangsiman Rome, Sirawith Seritiwat, Ekachai Hongkangwan and Piyarat Jongthep.
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