Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

With a parade of people dressed in dinosaur costumes to represent Thailand’s establishment, high school students led a protest by thousands of people in Bangkok on Saturday with calls to bring down the government and reform the monarchy. It was the first major protest since Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that police would… Read More Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn calls for unity amid anti-government protests

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn told well-wishers of the importance of unity as he marked the opening of a new railway line on Saturday, after thousands of protesters had turned their backs on his motorcade as it passed through central Bangkok. Around 2,500 demonstrators had gathered at the capital’s Democracy Monument in the latest of months… Read More Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn calls for unity amid anti-government protests

Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Thousands of people protested in Bangkok on Saturday in the latest in months of anti-government demonstrations that have also called for reforms to Thailand’s powerful monarchy. A few kilometres away, thousands of royalists gathered in yellow shirts and waved Thai flags as they waited to greet King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was expected to attend a… Read More Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Thai royalists hold rally to support monarchy amid reform demands

About 1,200 Thai royalists gathered on Sunday to support the monarchy after almost daily student-led, anti-government protests calling for change, with some seeking reforms of the powerful institution. Waving national flags and holding pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the group of mostly older people, called “Thai Pakdee” (Loyal Thai) many in yellow and some in… Read More Thai royalists hold rally to support monarchy amid reform demands

Thai police arrest activist Anon Nampa over demand for monarchy reform

Police in Thailand said they had arrested human rights lawyer Anon Nampa for a third time this month on Tuesday, to charge him for sedition over his role in a political rally where calls were made for reforms to the country’s powerful monarchy. “The police brought Anon to the station to read him the charges… Read More Thai police arrest activist Anon Nampa over demand for monarchy reform

Thai police arrest rappers, activists over protests

Thai police said on Thursday they had arrested eight more activists, including two popular rappers, in a crackdown after more than a month of protests against the military-backed government that have also challenged the powerful monarchy. The eight arrested overnight and on Thursday are charged with breaching internal security laws over a July 18 protest… Read More Thai police arrest rappers, activists over protests

Thai police issue arrest warrants for activists over reform demands

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week, police said on Wednesday as students called more protests. The charges against the six were not over the demands made at the protest by thousands of… Read More Thai police issue arrest warrants for activists over reform demands