22 May 2024

Anti-establishment groups are holding a rally at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus this evening (Wednesday) to commemorate the second anniversary of the August 10th, 2020 protest in which the ten demands for reform of the monarchy were made.

To ensure safety, Pathum Thani police’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit has swept the rally site and the nearby swimming pool for explosives ahead of the official start of the rally at 5pm.

People started to arrive at the rally ground at around 1.30pm, even before a stage was erected from which speakers could address them. The issues to be addressed this evening include internal affairs, both within and external to the campus. No further details were given.

Many posters are displayed around the rally site welcoming new participants and denouncing politicians who are striving to cling onto power.

A group of demonstrators gathered at the Democracy Monument, in central Bangkok, this afternoon, after which they travelled to Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus to join the others.