Scenes from the front lines of Thailand's pro-democracy student protests, Oct. 16, 2020 at Victory Monument (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Photo View: On the Front Lines of Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protests

Thailand’s panicked response to peaceful protests has been unrelenting, but none of that touched young protestors this weekend. The Herald’s Tyler Roney walked among them and captured the scene.
Marking his return to the pro-democracy movement, Sirawith "Ja Niew" Serithiwat speaks to young students at Bangkok's Kasertsart intersection Monday.

Fallen Hero, Ja Niew, Returns to Fire Up New Generation of...

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy...
Pattaya saw a mirror protest to the larger one in Bangkok on Oct. 15. (Photo: Pattaya Mail with permission)

Political Protests Last Thing Battered Pattaya Locals Want to See

Pattaya’s hungry and unemployed still line up daily for food handouts. More businesses are closing by the week. The last thing many...
Tens of thousands of youthful demonstrators rally at Bangkok's Victory Monument Oct. 18. (Photo: Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn)

Protest Ball in Government’s Court as Thailand Takes Breath After Tense...

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Chiang Mai Students Rally to Support Battered Bangkok Protest Brethren

Even as pro-democracy protestors faced off against in riot police with batons, shields and water cannons in Bangkok, fellow university students in...
Riot police use water cannons on peaceful, unarmed students protestors in Bangkok Oct. 16.

7 University Organizations Condemn Violent Gov’t Response to Friday Protest

Eight university students’ organizations condemned the crackdown on demonstrators at Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection Friday. The condemnation was conveyed Saturday...
Riot police line up to disperse protestors at Bangkok's Ratchprasong intersection Oct. 15.

End Game Uncertain as Pro-Democracy Movement Meets Immovable Gov’t Force

On 3rd night of protests, demonstrators blasted with water cannons, batons. Where activists go from here unclear
Bangkok Ratchprasong Democracy Student Protests Monutment October 14

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets...

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past,...
Members of the ultraroyalist Center for People Protecting the Monarchy protest Oct. 12 in front a Bangkok business owned by prominent progressive politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit in Bangkok.

Oblivious to Irony, Chinese-Thai Royalists Attack Progressives with Racist, Sexist Insults

The ultraconservative backlash against the pro-democracy movement in Thailand has taken a racist turn, despite the dumbfounding irony that most of royalists...
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Thai Army Proves as Inept at Online Propaganda as It Is...

Analysis: No, disinformation against a your own citizens isn't normal. That the army bungled it so badly doesn't make it less wrong.
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Thailand’s Top Solider Vows to Stay Out of Politics

Thailand’s new military chief said he has no interest in meddling in politics and toppling elected governments. Armed forces...
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6+ Years After Coup, Thailand to Hold Local Elections

More than a year after democracy was supposedly restored to Thailand – at least in name – government authorities who overthrew the...

‘We’re Running Out of Time’: Chiang Mai High Schoolers Want Political...

'Drowning in poverty and inequality submerged by capitalism and elites ... would be worse than death itself'
Sirawit “Ja Niew” Serithiwat, center, and other members of the New Democracy Group leave the Pattaya Provincial Court following their acquittal. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

2 Years Later, Democracy Activists Acquitted for 2018 Pattaya Rally

Overshadowed by new student movement, Ja Niew's New Democracy Group had faced prison for anti-junta protest
Miss Grand Thailand 2020 Patcharaporn Chantarapadit

Thai Beauty Queen Called ‘Ugly’, ‘Darkie’ After Coming Out for Pro-Democracy...

A Thai beauty queen has become a target for vicious verbal abuse, including racist slurs, from right-wing Thais after coming out...
Tens of thousands of Thais, young and old, gathered on Bangkok's Sanam Luang Sept. 19 to protest and demand sweeping democratic reforms. (Photo: Will Langston)

Photo View: Thailand’s ‘True Democracy’ Movement Hits Boiling Point at Bangkok...

The Herald's WIll Langston spent the day amidst the protestors, getting a close-up view of the rally's dead-serious, yet festive, atmosphere.
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Thailand Blocking 2,200 Pages, Websites Ahead of Bangkok Protests

Thailand’s internet censors are shifting into overdrive to block more than 2,200 websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds before this weekend’s massive...
Soldiers and moviegoers stand up for Royal Anthem at a cinema in Nongkhai province a month after the 2014 coup.

Cinema Splash Attack Puts Royalist-Reformer Rift on Big Screen

It used to be unthinkable, and even punishable by arrest, to not stand before a movie as the Royal Anthem played....
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Exactly Where Does Facebook Think It Can Sue Thailand?

Analysis: The social network's lawsuit threat is a joke, and its critics know it
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Farang Forward: Expats Swap Keyboards for Fanny Packs to Join Thai...

Foreigners don't get a vote, so why don't they mind their own business?
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Thailand’s Ex-Generals Tell Foreign Media to Butt Out of Student Protests

Thailand’s foreign minister has a message for local foreign correspondents: Butt out. In a meeting with Thailand-based foreign press...
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Gov’t Steps Up Intimidation Campaign Against Pro-Democracy Activists

The government on Wednesday night launched a fresh campaign of intimidation against young, pro-democracy activists with the arrests of four student leaders...
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Interior Ministry Again Affirms Local Elections by Year-End

With the Election Commission having confirmed its readiness to organize local elections, while urging the government to hold them quickly, the Ministry...
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As Student Protests Grow, So Does Open Support Among Unlikely Thai...

With every week, the protests grow larger, bolder and more effective. A day after upwards of 10,000 young Thais rallied at...
Performance artists from Chiang Mai’s Lanyim Theater and Chiang Mai Performance Art Group stage their political art demonstration “Freedom” July 27. Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald.

‘Thought Police’ Teachers Spying on Students to Quell Pro-Democracy Movement

If authorities thought they could intimidate young activists into silence, it clearly isn't working
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