O dear, Protests in Bangkok

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its on today again:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1329004631339384833

so far peaceful.. 17:10
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Very lively atmosphere at Ratchaprasong Intersection. More protesters are arriving every minute
Right on time! A police officer arrived at Ratchaprasong Intersection at 16:15 and told tell demonstrators to disperse and vacate the area. The protesters replied by standing their ground and flashing the three-finger salute
https://twitter.com/i/status/1328991314398957568
Nobody is leaving

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15:00 Police is use two large dump trucks to block the main gate of the Metropolitan Police Headquarters.

FYI emergency decree extended to Jan 15th, 2021
The government will extend a nationwide state of emergency through Jan 15 to prevent a resurgence in coronavirus infections during the peak New Year’s travel period, an official said.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2021743
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phuketrichard wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:44 am BY turning the once peaceful protest ugly, it gives the military an excuse to take them down.
Thats Not what anyone wants now,

Excerpts, read the full story on the link;
Yesterday’s clashes near Thailand’s Parliament marked a turning point for the youth-led, pro-democracy movement. More than 50 people were taken to hospital for wounds suffered during the outbreaks of violence, some with gunshot wounds.

The Royal Thai Police escalated tensions early, by repeatedly firing water laced with chemicals from cannons at protesters. Members of Parliament could be seen leaving the scene early by boat.


However, yesterday witnessed some troubling signs–outbreaks of violence. Some protesters engaged with Yellow Shirts, pro-government counter-protesters during yesterday’s demonstration, while some resorted to spraying graffiti on walls, buildings, and on police vehicles.
These tactics are an almost inevitable sign of a protest movement first encountering resistance from counter-protesters as well as the trigger-happy hand of the state, but they should be stopped immediately because it fundamentally works against overall objectives–to mobilize additional supporters and build credibility with the Thai public.

The overall goal should be to create both a domestic and international backlash as well as create a space for dialogue and negotiation. Violence solves neither of those objectives. It is important for protest organizers, equipped with the power of social media and encrypted messaging applications, to send clear messages to supporters that violence should not only be discouraged, but condemned.

The message should be clear: If the government uses rubber bullets, tear gas, or water laced with chemicals, protect yourself. If you are attacked by counter-protesters, protect yourself, but don’t retaliate.
https://www.thaienquirer.com/20876/prot ... ovocation/
Not advocating violence, but if they don't get in someone's face or cause a serious problem they're wasting their time standing out there in the 30 plus degree heat night after night. One can only hope that if the government does resort to violence it blows up in their face. The dick-tater must have made a deal with the NWO crowd, you don't see much international condemnation of this military junta, the stinking UN is selectively silent as usual. The first time the government used laced water it backfired, seems like that may be the case again. As for the Royalists, ......well I live here so I say nothing.
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Orange paint splashed across the Police Headquarters sign. The protesters are angry about what happened last night.

their going to be pissed off now
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A monk raises this three fingered salute as he sits on a rubber duck.

The symbolism doesn't get any clearer than that.

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DaveG wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 pm Getting worse,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-54997111
today
.....may now also mean Article 112 royal insult law.
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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave notice on Thursday that "all laws and all articles" will be used against protesters escalating the political conflict.
Gen Prayut gave his warning in a statement issued from his office, in the face of continuing street rallies by anti-government protesters demanding his removal and reform of the monarchy.

He said that the government and all agencies had tried to find a peaceful way out of the conflict, following legal procedures under a constitutional monarchy.

However, the situation had showed no sign of easing, despite the government showing its sincerity to solve the problems. Security agencies had done their job in maintaining peace and order, closely monitoring the situation and dealing with protests with the utmost care, in line with international standards, the prime minister said.
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Activists and students are shutting down Chaloem Phao Intersection, close to BTS Siam, for their protest to call for education reforms and "say goodbye to dinosaurs

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“I have been sexually abused by teachers. School is not a safe place” says one Thai student’s sign at today’s protest.
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'Bad students' are gathering at BTS Siam Centre.

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https://twitter.com/i/status/1330075663269842950

when will twitter be fixed???? been over a week
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phuketrichard wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:42 pm Activists and students are shutting down Chaloem Phao Intersection, close to BTS Siam, for their protest to call for education reforms and "say goodbye to dinosaurs

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“I have been sexually abused by teachers. School is not a safe place” says one Thai student’s sign at today’s protest.
i reference to the student photo above, getting a lot of media play
Nalinrat Tuthubthim, 20, a student, who claims she was sexually abused by a teacher, has her mouth covered with tape as pro-democracy protesters demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and reforms on the monarchy gather during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand November 21, 2020. Picture Taken November 21, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
“I hope my case will raise awareness for people in society, for students in schools, for adults who send children to schools, for teachers and for the Ministry of Education,” Nalinrat Tuthubthim, 20, told Reuters.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-thail ... KKBN2830OA

BANGKOK — Conservative lawmakers allied to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday lashed out at a university student who publicly identified herself as the victim of sexual harassment in her high school years.

The woman, who would only identify herself as Muay, came under fire not just from the politicians, but also a pro-establishment media outlet, after she dressed up as a high schooler and held a sign saying “I was sexually assaulted by my teacher. School is not a safe space” during a pro-democracy rally on Saturday.

“It’s inappropriate to say you were sexually assaulted and wear a student uniform,” Phalang Pracharath MP Sira Jenjaka told reporters. “Now this is famous worldwide, not just in Thailand, and damages the reputation of her educational institution.”

In a phone interview, Muay said a male teacher at the high school touched her breasts and body without consent inside the campus. When she brought it up to the school administrators, Muay said, she was told that “teachers touch children out of endearment.”

Muay requested that details about her real name or the name of the school not be published, but said the teacher who groped her is still teaching there. Muay said she was underage at the time.

The student also said she made an appearance at the student-led protest on Saturday because the pro-democracy movement should also tackle culture of abuse on school grounds.
Although most of the media outlets reported about Muay’s allegations in a sympathetic light, Manager Online – a news agency with an established right-wing streak – stood out.

Instead of discussing the accusations concerning the sexual assault of an underage individual, the website ran a story linking Muay to her parttime job as a social media influencer and a model.

“Link to the Schoolgirl Holding Up a Sexual Assault Sign by Teacher in Various Sexy Cosplay Costumes!” read the headline. The story spent little time on the student’s symbolic protest in favor of multiple photos of Muay’s modeling photos.
https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... out-abuse/

Students are speaking out against the monarchy, schools, the dinosaurs an social injustice.
10 years ago this never would have been allowed without the military stepping in ( as has been shown before)
and stopping it

We live in interesting times
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'On a precipice': Thai protests target fortune of world's richest king
By James Massola
November 24, 2020 — 7.03pm
Thailand's monarchy is about to be targeted in an extraordinary show of defiance by Bangkok anti-royalists, who are taking their protests to the Ladawan Palace, a sprawling 19th-century Italianate mansion in the Dusit parliamentary district that houses the Thai King's Crown Property Bureau.

The bureau manages the royal patriarch's extraordinary personal wealth, reputed to include assets valued at between $US30 billion and $US46 billion ($42-$63 billion), some of it tax-free.

These holdings make him the richest monarch in the world, according to CEOWorld magazine last year.

But Human Rights Watch Asia director Brad Adams said protesters had likely turned their attention on the Crown Property Bureau because "they quite clearly believe the monarchy is behind the system here ... and there is a real lack of transparency".

"The protesters have continued to raise concerns about the amount of money the monarchy takes from the government purse. They have been chanting 'our taxes' - that relates to the Crown Property Bureau."

These protests could be a flash point, Adams warns. "This is a very serious situation. Thailand is sliding towards the precipice."

The king's investments through the bureau include stakes in the Siam Commercial Bank, Siam Cement, about 8400 hectares of land in central Bangkok and ownership of about 40,000 rental properties including shopping centres, hotels and markets across the country, including 17,000 in Bangkok.
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In preparation for the protests, police have installed razor wire around the Crown Property Bureau offices.

Nearly 6,000 police officers will be dispatched to guard the offices on Wednesday and no protesters will be allowed within 150 metres of the bureau, where royalists have also said they plan to gather.

Piya Tavichai, the deputy head of Bangkok police, said the two groups would be kept apart.

"Depending on how protesters behave, we will take appropriate measures," he told a news conference.

The protesters have three key demands: the removal of former junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as Prime Minister; a new constitution, as the current document heavily favours the incumbent; and reforms to the monarchy.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/on-a- ... 56hh7.html
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The appearance of a siege in Bangkok today as containers and razor wire block a road close to the Dusit Palace, near where protesters had originally planned to gather before shifting location
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front of the UN building in Bangkok. Apocalyptic barrier set up by govt to prevent protesters from reaching Crown Property Bureau despite d fact that protesters will head 2 Siam Commercial Bank HQ instead.

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There is dancing as protesters take the streets in front of SCB

3:10pm This is the Google Map showing the situation right now in Dusit district of #Bangkok which police shut down ahead of a planned protest. As you can see, the whole district is a no-go area and motorists should avoid
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ABC Au today

"Thai police have summoned leaders of anti-government protests to face charges of insulting the monarchy, a day before a planned demonstration to demand the King give up control of the royal fortune.

Fifteen protest leaders have been summoned over comments made at protests in September and October, when they spoke about the King's behaviour, lifestyle and spending, a police source said.

It will be the first time in more than two years that charges have been brought under so-called lese majeste laws relating to insults to the royal family."

Any word on this development?
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