Doi Mon Jam villagers start protest march against demolition of illegally-built resorts

Doi Mon Jam villagers marched from their mountainous resort town in Mae Rim District of Chiang Mai province to the provincial hall this morning (Monday), to petition the provincial governor…

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Los Angeles residents protest ‘Fast and Furious’ street races

A Los Angeles neighborhood featured in the “Fast and Furious” movies held protests against the filming of the franchise’s latest installment Friday, claiming the community has been blighted by a spate of illegal and dangerous street racing….

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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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Pro-democracy activists reiterate demands at Wednesday’s rally after long hiatus

Pro-democracy groups have reiterated their core demands, for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his clique and the drafting of a People’s Constitution, at a rally…

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Amnesty International calls for release of all activists held on remand

Representatives of Amnesty International (AI) Thailand and other human rights advocates rallied in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Justice today (Wednesday) to submit a petition, addressed to Justice Minister Somsak…

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Rally at Supreme Court to demand release of two hunger-striking activists

A group of pro-democracy activists rallied in front of the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to demand the release of two anti-establishment activists who have been on…

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Two protest leaders get suspended jails term, fines for defying Emergency law

Two of Thailand’s anti-establishment protest leaders, Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and Jutatip Sirikhan, aka “Ua”, were sentenced to two-months in jail, suspended for 2 years, and fined 10,000 baht each…

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Motorcycle taxis protest against extension of GrabBike riders’ service

A group of motorcycle taxi drivers, known locally as “Win” riders, rallied in front of the Transport Ministry today (Friday) to protest against the Land Transport Department’s recent decision to…

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Bangkok’s new designated rally sites please protesters – but not everyone’s happy

For the first time in the city’s history, Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has designated locations for public gatherings, bringing joy to political activists planning protests but causing concern among many…

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Protests greet PM in Chiang Mai, over 2,000 police provide protection

More than 2,000 police were deployed to provide protection for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha when he visited Chiang Mai province today (Wednesday), but the sheer force of both uniform…

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Leading art critic and activist Thanom Chapakdee remembered

Thailand is mourning veteran Thai art critic and artist practitioner Thanom Chapakdee, who was best known for practicing what he liked to refer to as the “Aesthetics of Resistance” calling…

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Pro-democracy protesters confront riot police whilst marching to Government House to call for the resignation of Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha in Bangkok on July 18, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Seven venues designated as protest sites by Bangkok’s administration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has designated seven locations in the capital at which protesters can hold their rallies in an orderly manner, which will not cause public inconvenience or…

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Injuries reported during protests in Bangkok on Tuesday night

Some members of the media, police and protesters suffered minor injuries in clashes between police and hard core anti-government protesters at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection last night (Tuesday), following resumption…

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Bangkok Governor Chadchart orders health services to prepare for violent protests

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has expressed concern over the resurgence of protests, by anti-government elements, at Din Daeng intersection since last Saturday and has assigned a deputy governor to work…

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Police seize over 20 cherry bombs at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection

Bangkok police have seized more than 20 homemade cherry bombs under the Din Daeng expressway intersection overpass and in nearby areas, believed to have been hidden there by hard core…

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Fishermen to petition against catching of inedible, immature fish

A group of small-scale fishermen, from 23 provinces, arrived in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok today (Monday), after a voyage of over 10 days from the…

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Visitors take pictures and video of the painting “Mona Lisa” after cake was smeared on the protective glass at the Lourve Museum in Paris, France May 29, 2022 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Twitter/@klevisl007/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Mona Lisa left unharmed but smeared in cream in climate protest stunt

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – The Mona Lisa was left shaken but unharmed on Sunday when a visitor to the Louvre tried to smash the glass protecting the world’s most…

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Thai government called on to scrap measures restricting public gatherings, NGOs

The Campaign for Popular Democracy (CPD), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of democracy and human rights, has called on the Thai government to scrap the emergency decree and…

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Thai monarchy reform activist Tantawan granted bail

The Criminal Court agreed on Thursday to grant monarchy reformist Tantawan Tuatulanon bail for 30 days. Tantawan is charged with lèse majesté and other offences for conducting a poll about…

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Monarchy reform activist’s bail application rejected for lack of pay slip

A Criminal Court yesterday (Tuesday) rejected a bail application, by the Opposition’s Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat, on behalf of monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon, aka “Tawan”, because Pita’s…

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Sri Lankans representing various government establishments shout slogans against the government during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Widespread protests grip Sri Lanka after police shooting

COLOMBO (AP) — Thousands of people across Sri Lanka took to the streets on Wednesday, a day after police opened fire at demonstrators, killing one person and injuring 13 others,…

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Feminists rally at Democrat party HQ over Thailand’s high profile #MeToo case

Representatives of several Thai feminist groups held a demonstration in front of the Democrat party headquarters this morning (Monday), to protest against a series of alleged sexual assaults in Thailand’s…

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Demonstrators demand new investigation team in drowned actress case

A small group of people, with the support of some lawyers, demonstrated in front of Nonthaburi police station yesterday (Sunday) to demand, among other things, the replacement of the current…

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Fishermen to rally at Map Ta Phut on Monday seeking compensation over oil spills

Small-scale fishermen in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong are to rally at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate today (Monday), to demand compensation from Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC), which is…

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A police officer mans a checkpoint near Parliament Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. (Adrian Wyld /The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau revokes emergency powers after Canada blockades end

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday he is removing emergency powers police can use after authorities ended the blockades at the borders and the occupation in…

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Bail application for Thai protest leaders Anon Nampa and Penguin rejected

The Bangkok South Criminal Court rejected bail today (Wednesday) for two anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders, Anon Nampa and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak. Yesterday, the Criminal Court granted them bail of 2,079,000…

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LGBT activists rally on Valentine’s Day in Bangkok to demand same-sex marriage rights

A demonstration, led by political activist, Brahmasara “Fah” Viradhammajari and his partner Titat “Peter” Kuantrakul, was held at the CAT Telecom building in Bangkok today (Monday), when they intended to…

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Thai protest leader Pai out on bail Thursday, Mike by Friday

Two anti-establishment leaders have been granted bail while awaiting their trials on lèse majesté and other protest-related charges. One was released yesterday (Thursday) evening, and the other is expected to…

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Protesters resist police after rufusing to leave parliament grounds during the third day of demonstrations against Covid restrictions in Wellington 3 on February 10, 2022. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Clashes as New Zealand police clear Covid protest

Wellington (AFP) – Police and anti-vaccine protesters clashed on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament Thursday, with dozens arrested after demonstrators who have laid siege to the legislature for three days…

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A poster with pictures of people killed by Myanmar’s junta troops is seen at the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) office in Mae Sot, Thailand, January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Fearing junta, hundreds of Myanmar parents disown dissident children

(Reuters) – Every day for the last three months, an average of six or seven families in Myanmar have posted notices in the country’s state-owned newspapers cutting ties with sons, daughters, nieces,…

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People gather in protest against COVID-19 mandates and in support of a protest against COVID-19 restrictions taking place in Ottawa, in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ottawa declares state of emergency over COVID-19 protests

TORONTO (AP) — The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the U.S. must stop interfering in…

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Former staff of fallen COVID insurer rally to demand overdue payments

A group of former employees of the now-defunct “The One Insurance” company rallied in front of Thailand’s Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) since this morning (Thursday) to demand their…

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Thailand’s ‘P-move’ protesters resume march to demand civil, land rights

P-move demonstrators, who have been camping in front of the United Nations building on Ratchadamnoen Road for the past five days, resumed their protest march towards Government House this morning…

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On February 1, 2022 Myanmar marks one year since a military coup that saw civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained and resulted in widespread dissent across the country. (Photo by AFP)

Myanmar’s longest lasting Civil Disobedience Movement

A week following the February 1st, 2021 coup in Myanmar, the whole nation erupted with protests in many forms, involving people from many walks of life, including, but not limited…

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Thai protest leader Benja Apan released on conditional bail

Jailed student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (Friday), provided that she does not participate in political activism against the monarchy and wears an ankle monitor. The activist will…

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Activists detained, fined for campaigning against degree conferral ceremony

At least two activists were detained and fined Friday morning after holding an activity opposing the degree conferral ceremony at Chiang Mai University (CMU). Activists Phimchanok Jaihong and Yossuntorn Rattapradit…

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Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai protest leader Rung Panusaya granted bail by two courts

Protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was granted a conditional release today (Thursday) by two courts so she can continue her studies. The Bangkok Criminal Court granted a conditional release until June 16th,…

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Student Union of Thailand spokesperson Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul makes the three-finger salutes as she leaves Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok on May 6, 2021, after a Thai court on Thursday granted bail to her. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Thai court extends bail for protest leader Rung Panusaya

The Bangkok South Criminal Court decided to extend bail this afternoon (Wednesday) for Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, a key leader of the anti-establishment Ratsadon protest group, until May 25th, and eased…

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Protesters against biomass power plant stage hunger strike

Twelve protesters from Nabon district, in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, began a hunger strike this morning, in front of Government House in Bangkok, to reinforce their demand…

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The “Pillar of Shame” statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, is removed from the University of Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. (Lam Chun Tung/The Initium Media via AP)

Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue, sparks outcry

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong’s oldest university removed a statue commemorating the deadly 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square democracy protesters on Thursday, the latest step in China’s campaign to silence…

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Protest leader Jutatip Sirikhan gets 2-month prison term for contempt of court

A core member of Thailand’s anti-establishment group “Redem”, Jutatip “Ua” Sirikhan , was sentenced to two months in prison today (Wednesday), suspended for two years, by the Criminal Court after…

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Na Bon district residents rally at police HQ against bio-mass power plant

A group from Na Bon district of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat rallied in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters today (Thursday), to protest against the planned…

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Chana protesters agree to end rally after cabinet amends published resolutions

Protesters fighting the industrial estate project in Chana district of Thailand’s Songkhla province agreed to return home this morning (Wednesday), after the cabinet decision to suspend the project and to…

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Thai PM promises to review Chana project SEA, but says it cannot be scrapped

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that the Chana district industrial estate project, in the southern province of Songkhla, cannot legally be cancelled, but he promised a complete review…

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Roads closed near Government House ahead of arrival of Chana protesters

Police closed roads to traffic near the Government House in Bangkok this morning (Monday), in anticipation of the arrival of protesters from Songkhla province’s Chana district. Police were seen manning…

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Anti-establishment protest groups rally at three locations in Bangkok Sunday

Bangkok police warned anti-establishment protesters to refrain from violence during their protests at three locations in Bangkok this afternoon (Sunday), or face legal action. The “Ratsadon”, “Talu Gas”, “Talu Fah”,…

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Jana industrial estate protesters to return to Government House on Monday

Defiant protesters from Jana district, of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have vowed to return to Government House next Monday to demand that the government fulfils its commitments over the…

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Jana district protesters granted conditional release

Police have released 36 Jana District protesters without bail, but on the condition that they must refrain from holding a similar protest again. Rattanamanee Polkla, a human rights lawyer, said…

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Thai PM defends police handling of Jana protesters, promises to listen to them

While defending the arrests of 36 protesters, from Jana district in Songkhla province, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today (Tuesday) that his government is willing to listen to the protesters’…

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Authorities slammed for mass arrest of protesters of Songkhla’s industrial project

Environment advocacy and community rights groups slammed the Thai government today (Tuesday) over the arrest of about 36 protesters, from Songkhla’s Jana district, who were rallying at Government House in…

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Thai civil society urges government to end plans to join CPTPP

Thailand’s anti-CPTPP civil society organizations, claiming to represent 400,000 citizens, issued an open letter today (Thursday), addressed to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, urging the government immediately to cease plans to…

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Thai anti-establishment protester jailed for two months for contempt of court

A member of Thailand’s “United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration” anti-establishment group, Natchanon Pairot, was sentenced to two months in prison without suspension today (Thursday), after he was found guilty of…

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Protest leader Rung Panusaya freed from prison after courts granted bail

After 17 days behind bars, Thai anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute at about 8pm tonight (Wednesday) into to the embrace of…

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Thai protest leader Rung Panusaya’s bail revoked in last year’s protest case

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has announced, on Twitter, that the Criminal Court has revoked the bail of protest leader, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, in the lèse-majesté case of…

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Protestors attend a demonstration against the reinforced measures of the Belgium government to counter the latest spike of the coronavirus in Brussels, Belgium, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Tens of thousands protest Belgium’s tighter COVID-19 rules

BRUSSELS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people demonstrated through central Brussels on Sunday to protest reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases….

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Bangkok police deny use of live rounds against anti-establishment protesters

The Thai police have not resorted to the use of lethal weapons including live rounds in dealing with anti-establishment protesters, and that only rubber bullets were used, according to Deputy…

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Anti-establishment group protests charter court’s ruling in Bangkok

A group of anti-establishment protesters under the umbrella name “Ratsadon” (the people) gathered in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Friday to push their demands for reform of…

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Rights defenders file civil lawsuit demanding ฿3m compensation from police

A lawsuit was filed with the Civil Court today (Friday), against the Royal Thai Police and the national police chief, by nine human rights defenders who claim they were injured…

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Claimant in case against anti-establishment leaders says it’s not personal

Natthaporn Toprayoon, a former advisor to the ombudsman, is seeking a ruling from Thailand’s Constitutional Court on whether public statements, made by leaders of anti-establishment groups concerning the monarchy at…

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People hold red candles during a memorial for 15-year-old Warit Somnoi, a protester who has died two months after being shot during an anti-government rally, outside a police station in Bangkok on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Phra Kiew, Paetongtarn and reconciliation

In politics, a man’s good news is another man’s bad one. However, here’s doom and gloom for all: Long-lasting national peace will remain very remote no matter what happens from…

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader gets 6 months for contempt of court

A Thammasat University engineering student and aspiring astronaut was sentenced to six months in prison today (Monday) for contempt of the court and for “causing disunity” in the country. The…

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Amnesty, Rung Panusaya seek end to alleged Thai Government human rights violations

Today (Monday), anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, along with activists from Amnesty International Thailand, submitted over 28,000 signatures, gathered through a change.org campaign, to a representative of Prime Minister…

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Teen shot during Bangkok protests in August dies

The 15-year-old boy, shot during an anti-government protest by hardcore “Talugas” anti-establishment protesters at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection on the night of August 16th, has died after two and a…

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80,000 Thai truckers to go on strike on Monday over diesel prices

Coinciding with Thailand’s reopening to foreign arrivals on November 1st, about 80,000 trucks, including some tour buses, will stop running to put pressure on the government to meet the demand…

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Sudanese demonstrators flash victory signs by a roadblock made of buring tyres in the capital Khartoum, on October 26, 2021, as they protest a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule. – (Photo by AFP)

Sudanese stand ground against coup as condemnation pours in

Khartoum, Sudan (AFP) – Angry Sudanese stood their ground Tuesday in street protests against a coup, as international condemnation of the military’s takeover poured in ahead of a UN Security Council meeting….

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Truckers stage rally to demand diesel price peg at 25 baht per litre

Hundreds of trucks and their drivers, affiliated with the Land Transport Federation of Thailand, gathered this morning (Tuesday) at muster points on six main routes in different parts of the…

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Thailand’s October 14, 1973 student uprising commemorated

Former student leaders, politicians of both government and opposition camps, relatives of those who died, Christian, Islamic and Buddhist clerics and representatives of pro-democracy groups gathered at the October 14th…

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The words “Expect Us” are spray painted on the base of the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park as Indigenous and environmental activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Indigenous Peoples Day marked with celebrations, protests

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on…

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A protester speaks in a megaphone during a protest against the mandatory sanitary pass called “green pass” in the aim to limit the spread of the Covid-19 in central Rome on October 9, 2021. Tiziana FABI / AFP

Thousands protest in Rome against Covid health pass

Thousands of protesters including members of far-right groups demonstrated in central Rome on Saturday against the extension of the Covid-19 health pass system to all workplaces.  There were scuffles with…

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Police prevent ‘Talugas’ protesters from gathering in Din Daeng after officer got shot in the head

The metropolitan police will remain on the offense in dealing with hard core “Talugas” protesters at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection, by preventing them from gathering, said Pol Maj-Gen Jirasant Kaewsang-ek,…

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Police ready to talk to ‘Talugas’, apologise to Din Daeng residents for search

Bangkok police have offered to hold truce talks with the anti-government “Talugas” group, in an effort to find a peaceful solution to the weeks of violent protests at Din Daeng…

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Two men facing attempted murder charge apprehended with bomb-making materials

Police arrested two young protesters facing the charge of attempted murder of a police officer in a clash with police last month, and seized bomb-making materials, flares and cherry bombs…

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Senior Bangkok policeman calls “Talugas” protesters dangerous troublemakers

Police have to strictly enforce the law against hard core “Talugas” protesters at Din Daeng intersection, because they are troublemakers and a danger to the public, said Pol Maj-Gen Piya…

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Protesters threaten prolonged rally at Bangkok’s Asoke Intersection from Thursday

Leaders of the anti-government “car mob – call out” protests are calling for a prolonged protest at Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection in Bangkok, starting this Thursday, to force the resignation of Prime…

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35 protesters detained, weapons seized during Sunday’s protests in Bangkok

Police detained 35 protesters and seized 20 motorcycles and some weapons, including a gun and explosives, during violent protests in the Din Daeng area of Bangkok on Sunday. Pol Maj-Gen…

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Protest casualties a result of police brutality or work of ‘third hand’?

Police are under fire over their handling of anti-government protesters who have taken to the streets almost daily since early this month. The methods being used by police are viewed…

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Demonstrators march in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, during a rally against the COVID-19 health pass needed to access restaurants, long-distance trains and other venues. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Anti-vaccine demonstrates in France for sixth weekend

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of France again on Saturday against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination policies amid concern from rights groups about anti-Semitic sentiment in the…

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‘Talufah’ protesters visit Swiss, US and Chinese embassies on Friday

Anti-government “Talufah” protesters are demonstrating in Bangkok again today (Friday), with stops at the Swiss, US and Chinese embassies. The “car mob” protest group, comprised mostly of motorcyclists and motorists,…

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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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Father of Thai teenager shot on Monday files complaint with police

The father of a teenager, shot on Monday near Din Daeng Police Station, filed a complaint with the police today (Thursday), demanding that the culprit be brought to justice. The…

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Bangkok motorists advised to avoid 12 roads this afternoon due to protests

The Metropolitan Police Bureau issued an advisory to motorists in Bangkok today (Friday), to avoid a number of roads which may experience traffic gridlock due to a protest scheduled to…

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Army asked to protect Thai monarchy against Saturday’s planned protest at the Grand Palace

A group of royalists submitted a petition to Army Chief Gen. Narongpan Jittkaewtae today (Thursday), asking the military to step in to protect the monarchy from threats posed by anti-establishment…

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Criminal Court grants conditional release to 31 anti-government protesters

Thailand’s Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases granted conditional bail to 31 anti-government “Talu Fah” protesters this afternoon (Tuesday), after finding that the charges against them do not carry high penalties…

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32 anti-government protesters arrested, Amnesty calls the move ‘climate of fear’

32 anti-government protesters, belonging to the “Talu Fah” group, were arrested yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai confirmed today (Tuesday), while Amnesty International (AI)…

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Protesters led by “Pai Dao Din” call for parties to leave government coalition

Anti-government protesters, who call themselves the “Talu Fah” group, gathered in front of Bhumjaithai party’s head office in Bangkok today (Friday), demanding that the party withdraw from the coalition government….

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Protester arrested after demanding mRNA vaccines, two including police officer injured

One protest leader was arrested, while another and a police officer were injured in a scuffle between anti-government protesters and police in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health late…

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A view shows a burning backhoe loader during a demonstration against the new measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Thousands in France protest against COVID-19 ‘health pass’ rules

PARIS (AFP) – Police in Paris fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators on Wednesday, as 19,000 people protested throughout France over new coronavirus restrictions. Some of the protests began in the…

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Anti-establishment protesters commemorate change to constitutional monarchy on Thursday

Thai anti-establishment protesters, including “Ratsadon” and affiliated groups, gathered at the Democracy Monument early on Thursday, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the bloodless revolution, which transformed Thailand into a…

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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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A man stands on a pedestal wearing a shirt reading “Palestine will live” as protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people on Republique square in Paris on May 22, 2021. – The ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza was holding on May 22, as humanitarian aid began to enter the Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed. As thousands of displaced Palestinians returned to their homes, and Israelis began to resume normal life the day before, international focus turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Thousands rally in France in support of Palestinians

Several thousand people marched Saturday in Paris and other French cities in support of Palestinians after an 11-day conflict with Israel that killed 260 people, most of whom Palestinians. This…

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader ‘Penguin’ and activist ‘Ammy’ granted bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and singer-turned-activist Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan, who have been indicted on lèse majesté charges, were granted conditional bail today (Tuesday). The pair, who had been denied…

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A Protester holds Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

‘Silence is not an option’ in east Jerusalem for Palestinians

Adnan, a Palestinian from east Jerusalem, vowed rubber bullets fired by Israeli police would not deter him: “Silence is not an option” in defence of Arabs in the Holy City,…

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UDD leader Jatuporn to lead protest against PM Prayut on April 4

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan has vowed to lead a prolonged protest, with the ultimate goal of toppling the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha….

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Thai police brace for fresh protests at Government House this afternoon

Police have set up barricades, using cargo containers, and blocked road access to Government House again, in anticipation of another protest this late afternoon by followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon…

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The national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jaengyodsook

Police chief claims he did not apologise to anti-establishment protesters

The national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsook, said today (Wednesday) that he had not offered an apology to the demonstrators attending a protest at Sanam Luang on Saturday, explaining…

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Thai police chief apologises for rough handling of some protesters on Saturday night

Thailand’s national police commissioner, Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, offered a public apology today (Monday) for the police’s rough handling of some of the anti-establishment protesters in and near Sanam Luang on…

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Ratsadon protesters peaceful as they denounce the Thai government

Followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group gathered in front of parliament Friday evening, but the crowd appeared to be outnumbered by police. Water cannon trucks and hundreds of police were…

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Myanmar coup protesters mass again, reject army’s claim it has public support

Tens of thousands of protesters, including show-business celebrities, on Wednesday rejected the Myanmar army’s assertion that the public supported its overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and said…

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That which cannot be questioned is always a problem.

“Humans are a nation’s most important resource. Nowadays, everyone is equal, equally neglected as a human resource,” said Inthira Charoenpura, who has often been in the headlines recently, not for…

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Thai politicians and activists join Myanmar people at embassy to protest against the coup in Myanmar

Leaders of the Progressive Movement and Ratsadon anti-establishment group joined Myanmar supporters of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday in a protest, in front of the Myanmar embassy…

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