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Thailand Ignores World Demands to Stop Charging Minors With Political Crimes

Activists call for lese majeste charges against teenagers to be dropped
Police and yellow-shirted royalists form a line opposing pro-democracy protestors at a demonstration at Bangkok's Democracy Monument last week. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Thai Royalist Arrested for Gun After 6 Pro-Democracy Protestors Shot

Escalating threat of violence to largely peaceful demonstrators comes from both government, yellow shirts
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, when key...
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Thai Opposition Files Censure Over Prayut’s Covid-19 Mismanagement

Thai opposition parties filed a censure-debate motion targeting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five ministers over their handling of the coronavirus epidemic. Sompong Amornwiwat, leader...
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After Court Smackdown, Prayut Revokes Media Suppression Order

After getting a smackdown from the courts, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally revoked his recent dictate that banned the dissemination of any news that...
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Yingluck Calls Out Prayut for Worsening Poverty, Blowing Chances for Development

Thailand’s first and only female prime minister, who was ousted in a coup by the military in 2014, has called out the men who...
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
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
Yan Marchal takes his last-ever selfie in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi International Airport before being deported early Saturday.

UPDATE: Expelled French Provocateur Thinks He Can Return to Thailand Someday

The Frenchman critical of the monarchy who was denied entry returning to Thailand Friday was deported early Saturday. Yan Eric Marchal, 48, left Thailand, his...
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WATCH: Russian’s Nose Bloodied After Sticking It Into Pattaya Democracy Protest

Days after a Frenchman was threatened with deportation for sticking his nose too far into Thai politics, a Russian in Pattaya got his protruding...
Coiled razor wire is installed atop fences at the Crown Property Bureau to discourage protestors who plan to rally there Thursday.

10 Bangkok Police Companies, Barbed Wire to Greet Protestors at Crown...

Ten companies of police again will summoned to meet anti-government demonstrators when they descend on the Crown Property Bureau tomorrow. Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai,...
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.
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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 Tuesday, Don Pramudwinai reportedly suggested they...
Members of the anti-government protest-act Rap Against Dictatorship are filmed during a recent Bangkok street protest for a new video that was released Nov. 13, a day before students groups stage three mass protests. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

3 Protests, MRT Stations Closure to Hit Bangkok Saturday

34 companies of Bangkok cops to flood streets
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Auntie’s Slap of Teen Girl for Not Standing During Anthem Widens...

Whether it was blatant disrespect or just a teenager being a teenager isn’t known, but a withering slap a middle-age woman delivered to the...
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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 publicly to support...
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Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to...

The clock is ticking and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has until 10 p.m. Saturday to resign, or face a new, even-bigger series of pro-democracy...
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 trace their...
Chiang Mai performance artists stage hourly protest shows against the government Sunday

Chiang Mai Students, Artists Stage Hourly Protest Shows

'Am I scared? I am absolutely scared, but I want to fight it'
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.
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 Chiang Mai...
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Tossed From Thailand for Sticking Nose Too Far into Politics

A Frenchman who stuck his nose too deeply in Thai politics was tossed out of the country Saturday when he arrived in Phuket. Yan Eric...
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 in a statement by the organizations...
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Court Quashes Thailand’s Order to Censor Media Coverage of Protests

The government’s attempt to censor online broadcasts of the pro-democracy protests around the country was foiled by the Criminal Court in a rare case...
Thailand Future Forward Party Thanathorn Election Commission Criminal Charges

EC Throws Book at Ex-FFP Leader Thanathorn

Having already banned him, dissolved party, election panel now want to put him in jail
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