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By Prachatai |
<p>The third &lsquo;Car Mob&rsquo; has been held in at least 30 places around Thailand demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. A variety of campaigns joined the protest.</p>
<div> <div> <div>The Bangkok police have asked a pro-democracy activist to seek permission from the junta to host a symbolic activity to commemorate the 2010 crackdown on the red shirts. </div> <div> </div> <div>On 15 May 2018, Sombat Boonngamanong, a pro-democracy activist and the leader of the <a href="">Grin Party</a>, posted on Facebook that Lumpini Police Station had rejected his request to hold an assembly at Ratchaprasong intersection on 19 May, the eighth anniversary of the 2010 crackdown on red-shirt protesters. </div> <div> </div> </div></div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div>A prominent anti-junta activist has formed a new political party, vowing that the party will ‘’not look for votes, but for problems’’, propose superior policies, and bring entertainment to Thai politics. The members include an environmentalist, a dog-lover, a historian geek and a software expert.</div> <div> </div> <div>In early March, Sombat Boonngamanong, a pro-democracy activist, announced that he was running a political party and was going to participate in the upcoming general election. </div>
<div> <div>The 39 pro-election protesters have reported to the police to hear the charges against them. The courts released them without bail.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 8 February 2018, 34 out of the 39 pro-election protesters known as the MBK 39 reported to Pathumwan Police Station to hear the charges against them. The junta accused the group of joining a public assembly on 27 January within 150 meters of a royal site, in violation of Article 7 of the 2015 Public Assembly Act. </div></div>