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PHOTO: Students at Khon Kaen University demmonstrate on February 26 - Prachatai

“We are afraid of the virus. But, we are also duty-bound to study and seek the government’s ouster.”

Adding to a growing trend, students at Khon Khaen University in northeastern Thailand held a second demonstration last night, despite fears of the Covid-19 coronavirus spread, saying they’ve “had enough” of the government. Students from all departments gathered at the multi-purpose ground near the Law Faculty at about 6:30pm. Large sheets of white cloth were laid at the entrance for students to write messages to the government and express their opinions.

Student leaders made speeches attacking the government’s handling of various situations, including the spread of the coronavirus, which they said clearly showed failures in the administration of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha. They called for the government to step down for its inability to effectively handle the country’s problems.

Face masks and hand sanitiser gel were distributed to everyone who attended as a precaution.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post | Prachatai

 

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