Protesters injured in clash with police at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument

Two protesters were slightly injured in a minor clash between anti-government protesters and police at the Democracy Monument before noon today (Thursday). Police reiterated their warning that protesters will not…

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Protest groups vow to return Wednesday to press for PM’s resignation

Various groups have vowed to stage renewed protest rallies at the Democracy Monument, after most of them dispersed late last night (Tuesday), with some choosing to spend the night in…

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Ratsadon group rallies again to demand Thai PM’s resignation  

Political activist groups rallied again today (Sunday) at the Democracy Monument, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha by August 24th, contending that his 8-year term in the…

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Pro-democracy protesters take part in water fights during an anti-government demonstration on the first day of Thai New Year, locally known as Songkran, at Democracy Monument in Bangkok on April 13, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s anti-establishment groups celebrate Songkran at Democracy Monument

Anti-establishment demonstrators celebrated Songkran on Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue this afternoon (Wednesday) with a political message. They poured water on the Democracy Monument, drenched each other with buckets of water and…

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Sunday’s protest gathering place changed to Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection

Protest organisers have changed the meeting location for today’s rally to the Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok. Protesters began to gather in front of the Bangkok Arts and Culture centre by…

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Car mob protest marks 15th anniversary of the coup which toppled Thaksin

“Car mob” protesters gathered at the Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection shortly before 2pm today (Sunday) for a convoy of cars and motorcycles through different parts of Bangkok to the Democracy Monument, to…

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Talufah protesters hold sports event near Democracy Monument

Anti-government Talufah protesters rallied at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument and held sports events, using Ratchadamnoen Avenue as a venue for a soccer match, this afternoon (Sunday). Some of the protesters scaled…

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Thai vocational student leader, two other hardcore protesters in police custody

Three anti-government protesters, including a leader of the vocational students, who form the hard core element of the “Talufah” demonstrators engaged in street battles with the police in the past…

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Bangkok protesters head from Democracy Monument to PM’s residence

Outnumbered by police, anti-government protesters, who had converged at the Democracy Monument before 1pm for a planned march to the Grand Palace and the Government House,were forced to change target…

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Thousands of police mobilised to handle protesters in Bangkok on Saturday

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) plans to deploy more than 5,000 officers at 14 locations at and near the Grand Palace, the Democracy Monument and Government House in Bangkok, where…

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Large anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday

Various groups of anti-government protesters, in and on hundreds of cars and motorcycles, gathered at Bangkok’s the Democracy Monument, in the Ratchaprasong commercial district and on Vibhavadi Rangsit highway this…

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14 protest leaders indicted over last year’s rally at Democracy Monument

Public prosecutors in Thailand have decided to indict 14 core members of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, in connection with the mass protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok in July…

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Pro-democracy protesters walk from Democracy Monument in an anti-government march as they commemorate the anniversary of the 1932 Siamese Revolution in Bangkok on June 24, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Protesters to resume rally tomorrow in Bangkok to call for PM’s resignation

Although without its leader, Jatuporn Prompan, who was escorted back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence, the anti-government “Thai Mai Thon” (Impatient Thais) political group announced today…

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Protesters warned of legal action if they join rallies this Thursday in Bangkok

Groups of political activists, planning to rally in Bangkok this Thursday, which marks the 89th anniversary of regime change to constitutional monarchy, are being warned by the metropolitan police that…

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Ex-Thammasat U rector Charnvit joins protesters to demand release of protesters held on remand

Former Thammasat University Rector Charnvit Kasetsiri joined the “Through the Sky” protest march at Kasetsart intersection this morning (Sunday), to offer moral support to the protesters and support their demand…

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Protesters rally at Democracy Monument and in front of Thai parliament

Anti-establishment Ratsadon followers are gathering in front of Thailand’s parliament, while another group are rallying at the Democracy Monument, apparently due to a miscommunication between the two groups. Panasaya Sitthijirawattanakul,…

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Police deny using teargas against anti-establishment protesters on Saturday

Pol. Lt. General Pakkapong Pongpetra, chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, insists that police did not use teargas, rubber bullets or high pressure water cannon at the protest site yesterday…

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Ratsadon protesters disperse, but plan to gather again on February 20th

Ratsadon protest leader Atthapol Buapat announced an end of today’s protest at about 8.30pm, but warned that an even larger group would return in a week if their four leaders,…

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Ratsadon protesters rally against lèse majesté law at Democracy Monument

Followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group took to Rajdamnoen Avenue, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, for protest called “Count One to One Million to Reclaim People’s Power”. The highlight…

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Protesters close Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue for demonstration

Protesters have closed Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue outbound and erected several small stages for speakers. The protest site covers the area around the Democracy monument and all the way to…

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The monument at the heart of Thailand’s battle for democracy

Bangkok’s Democracy Monument has long been the site of political protests in Thailand, most recently on Saturday, when the grand structure was wrapped in a white banner featuring pro-democracy demonstrators’…

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Assault and other charges could be filed against core members after Saturday’s protests

Police are gathering evidence to substantiate charges, including assault charges, against core members of protest groups “Mob Fest” and “Bad Students”, who staged a protest at the Democracy Monument on…

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Protesters wrap Democracy Monument with cloth banner

Anti-government protesters on Saturday rallied at the Democracy Monument which they later wrapped with a huge cloth banner carrying messages denouncing the Prayut government. The wrapping of the monument capped…

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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…

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Anti-government protesters march from the Democracy Monument toward the Government House. October 14, 2020. Bangkok

Police brace for three protest groups in Bangkok this afternoon

About 5,000 police are being deployed at and around the Democracy Monument where protesters plan to hold anti-government rallies this afternoon, as motorists are advised to avoid Rajdamnoen Avenue and…

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Police set up road block prevent protesters marching to the Royal Plaza today

Police have used busses, razor wire and barriers at Makkawan Rangsan Bridge, on Rajdamnoen Nai Road, to prevent anti-establishment protesters from marching to the Royal Plaza this afternoon. Meanwhile, police…

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BMTA labour union opposes police use of buses to block protesters

The labour union of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), the city bus operator, has objected to the Metropolitan Police Bureau’s request for 55 buses to be used tomorrow during…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

300 Thai police to be on standby ahead of mass protest on Sunday

About 300 police will be on standby at their command centres, to await orders on Sunday, ahead of another mass protest at the Democracy Monument, planned by anti-establishment groups. Representatives…

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Protesters start gathering at Democracy Monument

Protesters, mostly from upcountry, have been arriving at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, since early this morning, to join the protest organized by the Khana Ratsadon demanding the resignation of…

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Anti-government protesters keep vigil at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument

Anti-government protesters rallied at the Democracy Monument in the heart of Bangkok on Saturday evening, to demand the dissolution of Parliament, the drafting of a new Constitution and the ouster…

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