PM Prayut warns protesters not to disrupt graduation ceremony
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned anti-monarchy students not to do anything deemed improper or that could offend Their Majesties the King and Queen as they preside over the second day of the graduation ceremony at Thammasat University tomorrow.
The warning came after some anti-monarchy students threatened to spring a “big surprise” tomorrow. The first day of the ceremony today (Friday) passed without incident.
The Prime Minister said that it is a long-standing tradition for the Monarch to present degrees to new graduates and that it is not necessary for him to make any extra arrangements for the event, noting that authorities are well aware of the regulations and procedures.
He also pleaded with protesters not to block all arterial roads, in an attempt to shut down Bangkok, as was threatened by one of the protest leaders, Pai Daodin, saying that it is the people who will suffer most from such an action.