14 pro-democracy protesters have been indicted for charges relating to a protest at Bangkok’s Victory Monument last year when emergency orders were in place. In a series of youth-led rallies, activists demanded the government and monarchy reform, making statements considered unprecedented and taboo in Thai society. The 14 protesters were charged with inciting the public, gathering to cause unrest and violating the Emergency Decree.
During the indictment yesterday, more than 40 officers were dispatched to the Office of the Attorney General to monitor the situation. The activists paid 35,000 baht for bail and were supported by a professor from Thammasat University and 5 MPs from the Move Forward Party. 5 of the activists did not meet with prosecutors yesterday as some were in quarantine after coming in contact with the virus, others could not be reached.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.
Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.
Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.