Human rights

Govt struggles with 'tech-savvy' protesters

The government is struggling to deal with tech-savvy youth-led demonstrators who make the most use of information and communication technologies and social media platforms as a major tool in their anti-government campaign, academics and former protest leaders said.They also raised concern about possible confrontations between ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai PM backs down on protest ban, protesters say he must go

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha backed down on Wednesday over emergency measures he imposed last week to stop three months of protests, but demonstrators said it was not enough and demanded he resign within three days.Keep reading ...

Police fire water cannon at pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok

Police in full riot gear have used water cannons to crackdown on thousands of protesters gathering at the Pathumwan Intersection, defying the ban on mass gatherings imposed during the severe state of emergency.The protest, which was scheduled to begin at 17.00 on 16 October, was ...

Bangkok under emergency law for 1 month

The declaration of a “serious” state of emergency in Bangkok was approved on Friday at a special Cabinet meeting.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government intends to enforce emergency rule for 30 days from October 15.The emergency was announced on Thursday to control escalating pro-democracy ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand Protesters Defy State of Emergency With Massive Anti-Government Rally

Thousands of demonstrators have defied a state of emergency the Thai prime minister declared in response to massive protests demanding his resignation and reform of the country’s constitutional monarchy.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha signed the decree late Wednesday night after tens of thousands of protesters marched ...

Collective brainstorming needed to solve Thailand's problems: Poll

A majority of people say the country should unite to brainstorm ideas to resolve longstanding conflicts, according to a survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on Sept 23-25 on 1,263 people throughout the country to gauge ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Majority agree with youth demonstrations: Poll

A majority of people agree with demonstrations staged by young people and led by students of the Free Youth group and Student Union of Thailand, saying that they have the right to free expression in a democracy, according to the result of an opinion survey ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai pro-government rally raises risk of new confrontations

Dozens of Thai demonstrators singing patriotic songs and shouting “long live the king” rallied in the capital on Thursday in response to a series of anti-government protests led by student groups in recent weeks.The crowd, a mix mainly of the retired and some vocational students ...

LGBT activists call for democracy and gender equality

LGBT activists held a demonstration on Saturday (25 July) at the Democracy Monument in the name of gender equality, LGBT rights, and democracy, as well as calling the government out for their failure in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and demanding the dissolution of parliament.The event ...

Anti-Government Protests Mount in Thailand as Young Thais Demand Change

Anti-government “flash mobs” have spread across Thailand as tech savvy youth demand democratic reforms as the country staggers forward in the initial stages of COVID-19 recovery. The number of rallies has increased in the kingdom, with more than 40 anti-government protests organized on short notice since ...

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