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Attempts to sabotage pro-election rally on 4th anniversary of coup

Kornkritch Somjittranukit A number of pro-democracy activists were arrested at Tuesday’s rally for attempting to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2014 coup with protests. Earlier, many individuals across the nation faced various forms of intimidation and harassment by the authorities.    Since the pro-election group “We Want to Vote” announced that it would hold a protest at Thammasat University on 21 and 22 May to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2014 coup, the police and military made various efforts to obstruct the event.   Last week, Achara Rakyutitham, a humanities lecturer at Silpakorn University, revealed on Facebook that police officers searched for her on campus to find out whether her students would join the 22 May protest or not. Since Achara was not in the office, the officers asked to see a university staff member and tried to take a picture of her but she refused.   ...

 

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