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By Prachatai |
<p>A group of protesters rode the BTS Skytrain while wearing black on Sunday (9 October) in a flashmob-style protest against the Constitutional Court&rsquo;s ruling to allow Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay on as Prime Minister.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A working group set up by the Ministry of Education to investigate a series of illustrated children&rsquo;s books about the pro-democracy movement said that five out of the 8-book series are likely to lead to violence in children.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On Sunday 19 September, people gathered at Asok intersection to join the Car Mob protest organized by Nattawut Saikuar and Sombat Boonngamanong, leading figures in the red shirt movement.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 29 August, protesters at-the-wheel struck again in at least 5 provinces to demand Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha&rsquo;s resignation.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On Christmas day, the Criminal Court dismissed all charges against 9 activists who called for an election in front of the MBK department store in January 2018.</p>
<p>The Supreme Court has handed a two month suspended jail term to a prominent red-shirt activist.</p> <p>On 9 August 2017, the Dusit District Court in Bangkok read the Supreme Court’s verdict for Sombat Boonngamanong, leader of the Red Sunday red-shirt group, who was accused of failing to report to the junta.</p>
<div> <div>A public seminar to commemorate the 2006 coup was abruptly ended after the audience was outraged by a politician from the Democrat Party.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 18 September 2016, a public seminar titled “Thai Society: 10 Years Without Progress” was cut short after Tankhun Jitt-itsara, a Democrat Party politician, argued in support of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) movement that pushed for the 2014 coup.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Rangsiman Rome, a New Democracy Movement (NDM) activist and event organiser, then addressed the audience to argue they </div></div>
<p>Prosecutors in Isan in Thailand’s Northeast, have postponed an indictment of a lese majeste case involving a well known anti-establishment redshirt figure, Sombat Boonngamanong, aka. Nuling.</p> <p>On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the prosecutor’s office of the northeastern province of Roi-Et, postponed the indictment of Sombat Boonngamanong, the leader of Red Sunday, &nbsp;red shirt. Sombat is accused of offenses under Article 112 of the Criminal Crime Code, the lese majeste law, and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Code, which forbids importing illegal online contents.</p>
By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich and Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8373f501-6248-a278-69a0-14fc1809573d">Crowds gathered in central Bangkok to show support for the 14 detained anti-junta activists amid a heavy presence of police and military officers in and out of uniform.</span></p>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Anti-coup red-shirt activist Sombat Boonngarm-anong has said on Twitter that he wishes to help the junta tackle drug problems, that reds and yellows are united behind bars and that he befriended the anti-red-shirt "popcorn gunman".&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Thursday, Sombat tweeted on a series on his experience in prison and a series. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Sombat Boonngamanong, a prominent red-shirt figure, on Friday morning said he wants to be part of the reconciliation process, asking his followers to be more subtle when showing their opposition to the junta.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>About a hundred people visited the red-shirt leader at the Bangkok Remand Prison at 11 am on Friday. </div></div>