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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