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By Prachatai |
<p>17 May 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of &ldquo;Black May&rdquo;, a popular uprising in 1992 that ended with a violent military crackdown and the fall of a military-led government. Plans to use the commemoration event to promote reconciliation are drawing more criticism than praise.</p>
<p>The Thai military ordered the cancellation of public speeches by anti-military figures at an event to commemorate the democratic uprising of May 1992. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>According to Sripai Nontri, assistant manager of the&nbsp;<a href="">Heroes of Democracy Foundation</a>, a group of military officers on Saturday came to the Foundation’s office in Pak Kret District of Nonthaburi Province, north of Bangkok, at around 1 pm and ordered the foundation staff to cut planned speeches by pro-democracy speakers.</p>