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By Stephff |
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="https://www.hrw.org/thailand" target="_blank">Thai</a>&nbsp;police unnecessarily used water cannons and teargas against peaceful democracy demonstrators outside the parliament in Bangkok on November 17, 2020, in violation of international human rights standards, <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/11/19/thailand-police-violence-against-democracy-demonstrators">Human Rights Watch</a> said yesterday (19 November).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered at the Ratchaprasong intersection yesterday evening (18 November) before marching to the nearby national police headquarters to demand justice following the police crackdown on the protest at the parliament compound on Tuesday (17 November).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Protesters gathering on the streets in front of the parliament building to demand constitutional amendments on 17 November were met with blockades and riot police, as well as water cannon and tear gas.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Thousands of protesters gathering at the Democracy Monument turned their backs on a royal motorcade passing Ratchadamnoen Avenue during a demonstration on Saturday afternoon (14 November), where people gave speeches on various social issues and called for constitutional amendments. &nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A police representative admitted on Monday (9 November) that tear gas was used during the <a href="https://prachatai.com/english/node/8849">police crackdown on the 16 October protest</a> at the Pathumwan intersection.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A group known as &ldquo;Kha-na-rad-sa-bomb&rdquo; organised a flash mob on the skywalk around the Victory Monument, during which people wrote down their views of local politics onto post-it notes and placed them on the pillars around the skywalk.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Thai women, members of the LGBTQ community, and pro-democracy protesters joined a Pride parade on Saturday (7 November) to call for equality for all marginalized groups, as well as for Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha&rsquo;s resignation, a new constitution, and monarchy reform.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The student activist group Nisit Chula Party held a rally last Thursday (29 October) to speak out against the violence committed by the state against dissenting voices and the culture of impunity which means preparators often are never brought to justice.</p>
By Thidatep Piboon and Bamaejuri Sokhlet |
<p>The tradition of attending graduation ceremonies is now being questioned and challenged. Students share their opinion on the process of preparing for the ceremony, especially during the pandemic, while a group of students has now turned rejecting the ceremony into an act of civil disobedience.</p>
By Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) |
<p>Yesterday (3 November 2020), representatives of five Thai human rights organisations went to submit a letter to the police commander on the violation of law and human rights during the legal action taken against pro-democracy protesters.&nbsp;</p>