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

Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha threatens to use all possible laws against protesters

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha threatened on Thursday to use all laws possible against protesters, as demonstrations escalate for his removal and for reforms to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Activists voiced concern that this could mean the resumption of prosecutions under some of the world’s harshest royal insult laws. “Prayuth has declared… Read More Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha threatens to use all possible laws against protesters

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

Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy. “Down with feudalism, long live the people,” was one of the chants. Protests have been building since mid-July to call for the removal of the… Read More Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn swears in new cabinet

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn swore in a new cabinet on Wednesday, calling for “order and peace” but without mentioning recent anti-government student protests that have urged reforms of the powerful monarchy. The ceremony marked the king’s first public appearance since the nearly unprecedented calls in two student-led protests for curbing the new powers King Vajiralongkorn… Read More Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn swears in new cabinet