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By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>Chulalongkorn University’s commemoration of the 6 October Massacre explored new methods to connect younger generations with the political tragedy, recognising that concepts of human rights and democracy have yet to be firmly established in Thai society.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span>Guest speakers of the commemorative event at Chu </span></div>
<div>A group of students has staged a small protest demanding that the junta send student activist Joshua Wong safely back to Hong Kong. The prominent activist is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this afternoon. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 5 October 2016, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, together with other students from Chulalongkorn University, held a protest demanding that the junta release 19-year-old student activist Joshua Wong, a key leader of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Secretary-General of the Demosistō Party. </div></div>
<p dir="ltr">Puangthong Pawakapan, a scholar in the Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University and member of the organizing committee for the “40th anniversary of 6 October: ‘We do not forget’” events gave an interview to Prachatai about the deeply-embedded culture of impunity in Thai society. In her view, the 6 October 1976 massacre is a profound wound and a primary metaphor of this culture, which is nourished by the connections woven across the ruling class. Even after four decades, the families of those killed on 6 October continue to live in fear while the ruling class does not comprehend the anger that continues to drive the people into the streets.</p> <p></p>
By The 40th Years 6th October Committee |
<div><strong>40 Years after the 6th October Massacre, is it all forgotten?</strong></div> <div>For the death, the living and for the future of our society.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This year arrives the 40th Anniversary of the 6th October Massacre, the most dreadful and horrible incident of Thai history. One which some try to forget, and most never heard about. </div>
By Prachatai |
<p dir="ltr">Students from Chulalongkorn University have organised an event commemorating 6 October, viewing the 40th anniversary of the massacre as also inaugurating a new generation of student activists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich |
<p>A physical theatre piece marking the 40th anniversary of 6 October has opened in Bangkok, exploring the mob mentality that sustained the event’s violence.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p>