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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 Thailand’s Generational Divide

Whether it was blatant disrespect or just a teenager being a teenager isn’t known, but a withering slap a middle-age woman delivered...
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)

Thai Parliament Reopens as Protestors Plan March to German Embassy

Little substance expected from House-Senate joint session as pundits float Prayut replacements
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Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to Resign

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

Prayut conditions de-escalation on demonstrators resisting violence, but skirmishes with police flare Wednesday night
Thousands of student-age protestors face off against Thai police at Bangkok's Pathumwan intersection Oct. 16. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Prayut, It’s Time to Go

UCA News’ Benjamin Freeman argues Thailand’s PM has overstayed his welcome with crackdown on peaceful student protesters
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 Pro-Democracy Youths

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy...
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 Weekend

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
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History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets Up in Thailand

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 at Governing

Analysis: No, disinformation against a your own citizens isn't normal. That the army bungled it so badly doesn't make it less wrong.

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

'Drowning in poverty and inequality submerged by capitalism and elites ... would be worse than death itself'
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Thai Beauty Queen Called ‘Ugly’, ‘Darkie’ After Coming Out for Pro-Democracy Protestors

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 Rally

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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Nowhere Is Safe: SE Asia’s Strongmen Conspiring to Disappear Activists

Commentary: Even when they escape their own countries, pro-democracy activists often pay with their lives writes James Lovelock
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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...
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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Activists Commemorate 88th Anniversary of 1932 Revolution Amid Tense Police Presence

Hundreds of Thai pro-democracy activists commemorated the 88th anniversary of the revolution that brought an end to the absolute monarchy in 1932...
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