11 July 2024

Anti-Prayut protesters, led by Sombat Boonngarm-anong, launched a campaign today (Sunday) demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, by pasting stickers which read “Out Prayut” on a wall surrounding the site of what used to be the Scala theatre in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district.

The well-known political activist told the media that the group will hold political activities every Sunday, on the theme of “Black Sunday”, to voice their objection to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Friday that the prime minister can stay in his office, because his 8-year term has not yet ended, as had been claimed by opposition parties.

He said that participants will be attired in black and their activities will be adjusted every Sunday, in accordance with the political situation.

He promised, however, that their protesters will not take to the streets, but will hold their activities on pavements, to avoid conflict with another well-known political activist, Srisuwan Janya, who has threatened to take legal action against any protesters who take to the streets.

Sombat also said that the group’s activities today had been approved by the local police.