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
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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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Protestors March on Gov’t House as Thai PM Offers to Rescind...

Prayut conditions de-escalation on demonstrators resisting violence, but skirmishes with police flare Wednesday night
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...
Move Forward, the successor to the now-banned Future Forward Party, suffered a crushing defeat across the 52 provinces where it fielded candidates for PAO presidents and council members.

Touting Wrong Message, Thailand’s Progressive Party Gets Crushed in Local Elections

Move Forward took its national platform to the provinces and learned the hard way that all politics are local
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 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 commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat made the...
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 in the...
Siam BioScience in Pathum Thani, wholly owned by the Crown Property Bureau, will locally manufacture the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Questioning Thailand’s Slow Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Can Mean Prison

In their latest judicial action, authorities have charged Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit with royal defamation
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Emergency Decree Revoked; Protestors Tell Prayut: ‘Quit by Sunday’

The promised revocation of the emergency decree outlawing protests in Bangkok since Oct. 15 became official at noon, but pro-democracy activists said they have...
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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 last unrigged...
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Bangkok Volunteers Clean Mess, Graffiti Left Behind by Anti-Government Protestors

Bangkok residents came out to clean up after this week’s messy protest outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters. Volunteers gathered Thursday in front of Pathumwanaram...
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EC Throws Book at Ex-FFP Leader Thanathorn

Having already banned him, dissolved party, election panel now want to put him in jail
A fully clothed Worawan Sae-aung, who is fondly known as Aunty Pao and works as a street vendor selling fruit, regularly attends youth-led pro-democracy protests in Bangkok.

‘Aunty Pao’, 67, Hit With 12 Charges for Naked Protest

An elderly woman who stripped naked in front of the Royal Thai Police’s headquarters in Bangkok during a recent anti-government protest has been charged...
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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...
Mock body bags lay on a picture of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to depict casualties of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during an anti-government march from Democracy Monument to Government House, in Bangkok July 18.

‘Fake News’ Crackdown a Last Gasp From Thailand’s Failing Gov’t Unable...

Unable to stop a raging pandemic and fearful of a public uprising, ex-coup leaders look to jail those publishing even the truth.
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 being waged...
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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 of the...
Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit rallies voters before Sunday's SAO elections

Thailand’s Progressives Rebound in Local Elections, Winning 38 Mayorships

After getting crushed in last year’s provincial elections, Thailand’s progressives bounced back in this weekend’s local polls, winning 38 mayorships and council seats. Progressive Movement...
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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...

‘People Do Not Fear 112 Anymore’: Young Thais Defiant as Gov’t...

Their work overshadowed by a raging second-wave coronavirus outbreak, Thailand authorities are rounding up young, pro-democracy activists and slapping them with lese majeste charges...
Bangkok Remand Prison Thailand Democracy Activists

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...
A screen capture of a video from the 2010 massacre of protestors by army and government forces in Bangkok.

1-in-22 Chance of ‘Mass Killing’ Event in Thailand

. Likelihood of protest massacre, South attack put Thailand only behind Myanmar in Early Warning Project ranking
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

Pattaya, Bangkok Elections Postponed Indefinitely By Prayut to Keep...

Proving that the former military junta leader who put Bangkok and Pattaya’s mayors in office isn’t ready to let his men go, the Cabinet...
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