28 Sep 2021
Protesters who returned to the Nang Loeng intersection yesterday (27 September) for another march to Government House were once again blocked by crowd control police, razor wire, and water cannon trucks.
26 Sep 2021
Thalufah, one of the pro-democracy protest groups, organised a protest on 25 September, with 4 demands: the unconditional resignation of PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha; a new constitution; monarchy reform; and reform of the judicial system to ensure the right to bail of detained activists.
18 Aug 2021
The activist group Thalufah returned in a third protest march to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, which ended again with police violence.
6 Jul 2021
A protest was held next to the Government House on Friday (2 July) demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha for the government’s mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic and failure in sourcing effective vaccines.
30 Mar 2021
In the morning and evening of 14 March, protesters at the ‘Through the Sky Village’ set up near Government House were rounded up with no warrants shown. The Prime Minister denied any connection with the group photo of the new cabinet.
16 Oct 2020
Tens of thousands of anti-dictatorship protesters gathered at the Democracy Monument on the morning of 14 October. Their gathering and their planned march risked confrontation with pro-monarchy groups and people stationed along their path.
22 Jul 2020
A student staging a hunger strike in front of Government House since July 20 are demanding social welfare and solutions for unemployment and economic problems.
16 Feb 2018
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the junta to negotiate with anti-coal protesters after seven hunger strikers were admitted to hospital. On 15 February 2018, the NHRC expressed support for the rally at the UN building, Bangkok. The rally urged the junta to withdraw its plans to build coal-fired power plants in the southern provinces of Songkhla and Krabi.
12 Jan 2017
The junta’s installation of dinosaur statues at Government House for Children’s Day has backfired, drawing satirical comments that Thai politics is already haunted by ‘old dinosaurs’. Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources unveiled 20 dinosaur models on the lawn of Government House for National Children’s Day this Saturday, 14 January. But the stunt by Thailand’s military government has backfired, inspiring cynical criticism that Thai politics is already haunted by ‘old dinosaurs’ — a term used to describe persons whose v