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Protest leader Anon Nampa granted bail after offering to refrain from offending monarchy

After being held in Bangkok Remand Prison for more than 200 days, on lèse majesté and other protest-related charges, anti-establishment Ratsadon group leader Anon Nampa was granted three months of…

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A political activist throws paper signs outside the Constitutional Court of Thailand in Bangkok on November 10, 2021, after the court ruled that three Thai protesters’ demands on monarchy reform amounted to calls to overthrow the constitutional monarchy. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

2021: Year of unprecedented monarchy debate capped by a chilling court ruling

Before the birth of the youth-led protest movement in 2020, criticism of the monarchy and calls for changes to the institution were only limited to academia. But after the movement…

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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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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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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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Thai Civil Court rejects plea to suspend public gathering restrictions

The Thai Civil Court today (Friday) dismissed a plea for restrictions on public gatherings to be lifted, submitted by Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) and two Ratsadon anti-establishment protesters. In…

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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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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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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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Solo protester demanding release of Ratsadon members arrested in front of Criminal Court

A resident of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, who is facing a lèse majesté charge in his home province, was arrested by Pahonyothin police in Bangkok today (Wednesday), as…

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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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Anti-establishment protesters take part in a demonstration as they prepare to march toward the residence of Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha in Bangkok on February 28, 2021. (photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Confusing picture of Thai protests

A moderate question to the increasingly splintered anti-establishment movement is where Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was on Sunday. A harder question is whether ideologies that clashed many times in the history of…

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Thai police vow decisive legal action over torching of King’s portrait at Khlong Prem prison

Metropolitan police deputy commissioner Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai has vowed to “prosecute to the fullest extent of the law” the three suspects responsible for torching His Majesty the King’s portrait…

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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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Bangkok protest location changed from Crown Property Bureau to SCB HQ

Last evening, the leaders of protest groups United Front for Thammasat and Demonstration and Free Youth Movement announced a location change for today’s 3pm protest, from the Crown Property Bureau…

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Police battle protesters as Parliament debates charter bills

As parliamentarians debated the bills seeking to amend the constitution, police battled anti-government protesters trying to break through barriers outside the Parliament at Kiakkai intersection. At one point scuffles also…

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“Doing parliamentary duties” is a divisive term

What to expect inside (and outside) Parliament during charter-change debate this week

With political temperatures rising close to boiling point, lawmakers head to Parliament today and tomorrow (November 17-18) to deliberate seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution. The move comes after…

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