News Alerts

23 Jul 2020 | 09:53 PM UTC

Thailand: Students protest against government in Pathum Thani province July 23

Thailand News Alert

Protesting students call for government to resign in Pathum Thani province on July 23; further demonstrations possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Pathum Thani province

Event

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Pathum Thani province on Thursday, July 23, to demand the government resigns and dissolves parliament. The demonstration was organized by a network of student groups called "Free Youth" in spite of restrictions on public gatherings due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The protest reportedly passed off peacefully as security forces opted not to act on the breaching of restrictions.

Similar demonstrations occurred in Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, and Pattani provinces on Thursday, and further gatherings are also reportedly planned in Bangkok and other locations over the weekend.

Context

Public opposition has grown against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government in recent months, with grievances over government spending, the dissolution of an opposition party, and many other factors. Numerous protests have been held across Thailand in recent weeks, with the largest so far on Saturday, July 18, when around 2500 gathered in Bangkok to demand the government dissolve parliament and step down.

Advice

Individuals in Thailand are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid any protest or demonstration as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news