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US News Thailand: demonstration of young people against the government

19:05  26 july  2020
19:05  26 july  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Anti - government rap songs and chants of “Get Out” echoed outside Thai schools and universities, as protestors called for the dissolution of the According to Free Youth, several more demonstrations are planned over the weekend. Why are young people protesting against the Thai government ?

Demonstrators light up their smartphones as they gather during a protest demanding the resignation of Thailand 's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, under a highway in Pathum Thani, at A student who identified herself with the nickname Fufu, 22, said the government had failed to boost the economy.

Des centaines de jeunes manifestants rassemblés à Bangkok pour dénoncer la politique du gouvernement le 26 juillet 2020 © Lillian SUWANRUMPHA Hundreds of young demonstrators gathered in Bangkok to denounce the government policy on July 26, 2020

Several hundred young Thai people demonstrated on Sunday in Bangkok in front of the Democracy Monument to denounce the policy of the government whose resignation they demanded.

After the protest a week ago, when thousands of black-clad participants sang anti-government rap songs, protesters on Sunday chose to brandish plush animals inspired by a Japanese manga to express their rejection from the government of former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

Under the surveillance of dozens of police, the demonstrators sang a parody of the Japanese cartoon's favorite song Hamtaro ("Little Hamster"), replacing the lyrics with the chorus "dissolving parliament".

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torches, hundreds of young protesters rallied on Thursday to demand the Thai the government resign and voicing a raft of complaints against the year-old civilian government of Prime Minister Prayuth 2,500 people , in one of the biggest street demonstrations since the 2014 coup that ousted the last Thailand is to extend a state of emergency until the end of August but the National Security

Holding up messages on their tablets and waving their cellphone torches, hundreds of young protesters rallied on Thursday to demand the Thai the A network of student groups called "Free Youth" joined forces on the outskirts of Bangkok, voicing a raft of complaints against the year-old

"I want a future in which people can fight for democracy," said Bowie, 27, who gave only her first name.

We need this right "because the government is attacking anyone who is not on its side", added the young man before joining the demonstrators starting a jog in music around the Monument of Democracy to symbolize the vicious circle characterizing, according to them, political life in the kingdom.

The economic crisis due to the Covid-19 epidemic and the recent disappearance of an activist from the pro-democracy movement have fueled the discontent of the young generation, which is organized mainly on social networks.

The theme for the animated series Hamtaro was chosen because it is viral in other countries, says Jessie, a 19-year-old student.

"They should use our taxes to develop our country", she adds. "We need a change here now."

LGBT activists gathered in front of the Democracy Monument on Saturday to demand General Prayut's resignation and equal marriage rights.

The powerful head of the Thai army, General Apirat Kongsompong, on Friday asked all Thais to remain "neutral", especially on social networks.

Analysts believe that the kingdom, where absolute monarchy was replaced by a constitutional monarchy after the 1932 revolution, shows a tendency to return to absolutism under the reign of Rama X and the ultra-royalist generals around him .

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