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Phuket students hold anti-government protest

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The protest was carried out peacefully. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Some 350 students turned out for an anti-government rally at Saphan Hin on the outskirts of Phuket Town yesterday evening (July 26) calling for the government to step down and criticising its handling of the COVID-19 economic crisis and the ensuing mass unemployment that has arisen throughout the country.

 

The protest, which began at about 5:30pm, was held by the "Phuket Liberation" youth group, with many protesters holding placards criticising the government’s rule of the country, claiming that a “dictator” was ignoring the democratic rights of citizens.

 

Many of the protesters carried placards featuring messages such as “Wake up Phuket”, “Sovereignty belongs to the people” and “Can’t democracy comment?”, as well as many featuring a photo of Wanchalerm Satsaksit, the Thai pro-democracy activist who fled Thailand after the 2014 coup who was last seen being abducted by armed men outside a condo where he was staying home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 4.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-students-hold-anti-government-protest-76800.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-07-27
 

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There is more about Wanchalerm Satsakit's disappearance in a BBC News story here :-

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53212932

 

Hats off to these students for standing up for there beliefs, though I fear for the them in the future.

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I like that poster "Stop Harassing the People" and dont <deleted> the farang off would be a good idea

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