An image grab shows Claude Monet’s “Le Printemps” (Spring) after two activists threw soup at the glass-covered artwork. SCREENSHOT: X/NEXTA

Activists throw soup at Monet painting in Lyon museum

Protesters hurled soup at a Monet painting on Saturday in a museum in southeast France, the latest action by a campaign group that pulled a similar stunt on the Mona Lisa last…

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is arrested outside the InterContinental London Park Lane during the “Oily Money Out” demonstration organised by Fossil Free London and Greenpeace on the sidelines of the opening day of the Energy Intelligence Forum 2023 in London on October 17.//AFP

Police detain Greta Thunberg at London climate protest

London, United Kingdom – UK police on Tuesday removed Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg from a protest outside the energy sector’s annual London get-together, an AFP photographer reported. The 20-year-old activist, who has become…

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Police officers arrest a man during protests in Lille, northern France, on June 29, 2023, two days after a teenager was shot dead during a police traffic stop in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Hundreds arrested as France rocked by new protests over police killing

French President Emmanuel Macron was Friday to chair a new crisis meeting of ministers after a third straight night of nationwide protests over the deadly police shooting of a teenager saw cars…

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Ratsadon leaders acquitted over protest at Democracy Monument in 2020

The Dusit District Court in Bangkok acquitted six anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders yesterday (Monday) of defying the Emergency Decree and the law on public assembly, in connection with a protest…

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Protesters disperse from Bangkok’s Lan Khon Mueang Town Square

Protesters at Lan Khon Mueang Town Square packed their belongings and dispersed this afternoon (Friday), after their attempt to march to the APEC meeting at the Queen Sirikit National Convention…

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Protesters clash with police as they try to march to APEC Summit site

Protesters from the so-called “Stop APEC 2022” movement clashed with riot-control police this morning (Friday) as they left Bangkok’s Lan Khon Mueang Town Square to march to the Queen Sirikit…

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Protesters may try to get closer to APEC meeting venue in Bangkok

An anti-government protest leader said today (Thursday) that protesters may try to move closer to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, in an attempt to get APEC leaders and delegates…

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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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Protesters against biomass power plant rally at Thai Energy Ministry

Protesters against the biomass power plant in Na Bon district of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have been rallying in front of the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok…

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Three stressed protesters held on remand in Thailand self-harm again

Three anti-establishment protesters being held on remand have harmed themselves again, this time using wire mesh from windows to slash their hands and arms, apparently out of frustration and stress…

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Three Thai anti-establishment protesters being held on remand attempt suicide

Three hard core Talugas protesters, being held on remand, have tried to commit suicide, but were rescued and are now safe, Corrections Department Director-General Aryut Sinthoppan said today (Monday). He…

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Protest in front of UN office against proposed Thai law to curb NGO activities

A group of people rallied in front of the United Nations Office, on Ratchadamnoen Road in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to protest against a draft law which seeks to control…

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Six ‘Talu Fah’ protesters have their bail revoked due to vandalism

The Criminal Court today (Friday) revoked the bail granted to six members of the anti-establishment Talu Fah activist group three days earlier, after it came to light that they allegedly…

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Five anti-PM protesters detained in Krabi

Five members of an anti-Prayut group were temporarily detained for questioning by police this afternoon (Monday), after they rallied at Ao Nang beach, in the southern coastal province of Krabi,…

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Thai PM concerned over shooting of police officer during last night’s protest

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern for a police officer who sustained serious injury when he was shot during a protest by the “Talugas” group at Din Daeng intersection…

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Police say 47 million baht to repair five water cannon trucks not expensive

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has described the estimated 47 million baht price tag for repairs to five water cannon trucks as “reasonable”, because the vehicles all sustained heavy damage…

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Three Thai men arrested after one threw explosive at police

Three Thai men were arrested by police shortly after they threw a home-made explosive device at traffic police officer directing traffic at Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok this morning (Monday), according…

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‘Car mob’ demands release of 7 movement leaders – Anon, Pai denied bail

Anti-government protesters from five human rights advocacy groups rallied in a “car mob” today (Friday) to demand the release of seven core leaders of the anti-government Ratsadon group, who have…

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Bangkok police arrest hardcore protesters at Din Daeng in pre-emptive swoop

In a pre-emptive move, crowd control police swooped on a group of hardcore “Talugas” protesters as they converged at Din Daeng intersection in Bangkok this evening (Tuesday), before starting their…

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Protesters run as police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during a demonstration against Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and his government’s handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis in Bangkok on September 6, 2021. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

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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Thailand Protests, Lumpini Park, Bangkok

Police block protesters from rallying in front of Bangkok’s Lumpini Park

Police used shipping containers and razor wire, supported by two water cannons, to block Wireless Road at the Ploenchit intersection, to prevent anti-government protesters moving to Lumpini Park. Led by…

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Defiant protesters ignore promise of peaceful rally, clash with police at Din Daeng intersection

Young hard core anti-establishment protesters, many of them vocational students, clashed with crowd control police at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection again this evening (Sunday), as they tried to breach a…

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Police flush protesters with teargas, rubber bullets, as clashes in Bangkok resume

Crowd control police fired teargas and rubber bullets at hardcore protesters this evening, as the demonstrators tried to breach a wall of shipping containers, placed at the main Din Daeng…

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Protesters end Sunday’s rally in Bangkok, but vow to return

An anti-government protest leader announced an end to the protest near the Government House at about 6.30pm this evening (Sunday) after several hours facing-off against crowd control police, who fired…

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Thai police use water cannons against anti-government protesters

Police have fired water cannons at anti-government protesters, as they tried to break through barricades and razor wire at Pan Fah Bridge, erected to prevent them from reaching Government House….

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Protest leaders at Democracy Monument in Bangkok

Police to charge protest leaders for breaching state of emergency

Police are collecting evidence on anti-establishment protest leaders, who organised a rally at the Democracy Monument at 4.30am this morning, for breaching the emergency decree’s ban on gatherings of more…

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Protesters camp in front of Government House in defiance of police warning

Defying police warnings of no overnight camping near Government House, anti-establishment protesters announced today that they will stay put until their demands are met by the government. The demands of…

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Protesters lay wreaths at Criminal Court to protest against their leaders being held on remand

Anti-establishment protesters, led by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group, rallied in front of the Criminal Court Tuesday afternoon to mourn what, they allege, is injustice and to…

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Maximum security for PM’s judgement day at Thailand’s Constitutional Court

Maximum security will be in place at Thailand’s Constitutional Court tomorrow (Wednesday) as the court is due to deliver its ruling on the fate of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who…

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Thai PM dismisses coup rumour as a ploy by protesters to mobilize support

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed rumours of a coup as a ploy, allegedly being spread by core members of the anti-establishment protesters, to mobilize support for their planned rally…

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Student protesters during a symbolic ceremony to install what they call “Plaque of Khana Rassadorn 2020” at the rally site at Sanam Luang on Sunday morning.

11 Thai protesters acknowledge charges relating to September 19-20 rallies

Eleven core members of and protesters from the anti-establishment movement reported to Bangkok’s Chanasongkhram police today, to acknowledge charges against related to the protests at Thammasat University and Sanam Luang…

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Anti-establishment demonstrators rally at German Embassy in Bangkok

Anti-establishment demonstrators have gathered at the German Embassy on Sathorn Road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, after a march from their assembly point at Samyan, where they gathered at about 6pm….

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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.

Protesters warned not to trespass on Sanam Luang or government premises on Saturday

Bangkok police have warned this Saturday’s protesters not to trespass on Sanam Luang. Pol Maj-Gen Somprasong Yenthuam, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said today (Tuesday) that Sanam Luang, a…

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Media urged not to be used by unscrupulous protesters seeking state handouts

Finance permanent secretary Prasong Poonthanate has criticized those engaging in sporadic and highly visible protests in an attempt to attract media attention to their efforts to get the 5,000 baht…

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Protesters against PM in New York can’t speak Thai or know Thailand’s location on a map

A small group of people, believed to be Mexicans and Peruvians, rallied in front of a hotel in New York, where Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Thai delegation were…

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Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew…

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(Photo) Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protest petrol bombs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks,…

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Anti-extradition bill protesters react after the police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstration at Sham Shui Po, in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2019/Reuters (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at demonstrators

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside a police station in the residential area of Sham Shui Po in…

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(Photo) Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former…

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(Photo) Yang Guang, spokesman for mainland China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office warned the strength of the central government shouldn’t be underestimated/AFP

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis. In its…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill demonstrators block the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil…

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21 PAD protesters acquitted for 2008 parliament siege

Twenty-one anti-Thaksin protesters, accused of laying siege to Thailand’s parliament in October 2008, were acquitted today after the Criminal Court ruled that their protest was peaceful and only turned violent…

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