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By Tewarit Maneechai: report, Kittiya On-in: cover photo |
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By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The annual commemoration of the 6 October 1976 massacre, one of the most brutal crackdowns in Thai history, has this year been the biggest and most widely acknowledged due to the rise of the mass democratic movement. Transitional justice and deep-rooted problems were brought up, national security and the monarchy included.</p>
<p dir="ltr">October is an important month in Thailand’s political history as it marks the anniversary of two important political events. One is the popular uprising of 14 October 1973 where thousands of people rose up against military dictatorship, while the other, which occurred on 6 October 1976, was a massacre where unofficial sources claim that more than 100 people died.</p> <p></p>