Another Protest Erupts Demanding Election

Submitted on Tue, 2019-01-08 19:37PrachataiBanging empty plastic bottles to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You", protesters gathered at the BTS Skywalk in the Ratchaprasong area of Bangkok and marched around the iconic Central World department store to demonstrate against the election delay. At 17.15 on the BTS Skywalk, one man came into the middle of the protest to say he was "bored with elections," causing a little chaos in the area. However, the tense situation dissolved in no time as protesters organized to avoid commotion. At the start of the march, Sirawith Serithiwat said that the movement is now growing in every region of Thailand as there have been demonstrations in various provinces, including Ayutthaya, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai tomorrow and Pattaya on 12th January. "The election can fit in with the Coronation," said Anon Kampa as the demonstration marched from the Ratchaprasong Skywalk to Central World. "I think it is just an excuse of the NCPO to delay it." Prachatai had the chance to talk to Asst Prof Pandit Chanrochanakit of the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, who was observing the protest. "This is the second protest in Bangkok after the NCPO revoked the legal measures to supress people's freedom of expression. And now we see a lot of unfamiliar faces in the demonstration," he told Prachatai English. "What we have to see is what the NCPO will do after this." The police who were present made sure that the general public could walk in the area unhindered, with the full and willing cooperation of the protesters . The well-known Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal told Prachatai that the demonstration was getting better feedback than expected. However, what the movement needs to do now is to throw possible scenarios on the table and prepare for the next step no... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Another Protest Erupts Demanding Election, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Another Protest Erupts Demanding Election





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Published By: Prachatai - Tuesday, 8 January



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