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Royalists gather in Chon Buri to support the Thai Monarchy amid anti-government protests

Caitlin Ashworth

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While pro-democracy protesters have been gathering nationwide over the past week, especially in their cat-and-mouse “pop up” protests around the capital, calling on an end to the military-run government and pushing the Thai PM to resign, royal supporters gathered at Chon Buri’s Banglamung District Office to show their support for Thailand and the Thai Monarchy.

They say they welcome discussion from the protesters, but not “insults against our most sacred institution”.

The royalists were dressed in yellow, a colour that symbolises the Thai Monarchy. They presented a letter to the district chief to be passed along to the governor expressing their support for the highest Thai Institution and their disapproval of insults spread online by pro-democracy protesters.

“Due to the current protest situation in Bangkok, Banglamung and other areas in Thailand, there are many photos, videos and comments that have insulted our most sacred institution which have gone viral in social media.

We appreciate our beloved monarchy. We must protect our monarchy.”

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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9 Comments

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    QQ

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I wonder if this paid audience wll be able to keep the fancy shirts or if they must be returned after the show.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Organised!
    See all the same T shirts.
    All the same pictures, and afterwards a trip along the freeway stood in the back of a truck.
    Just one truck by the looks of it.
    But organised by who?
    I’ve seen a bigger crowd waiting for a pub to open

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    Anthony

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I notice everyone in the photo has the same shirt and photo. Presumably somebody had to pay for those things. Has anyone asked who bought all the merchandise?

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    Gosport

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    This is called peaceful protest.

    These protesters showed their virtues.

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      ILoveThailand

      Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:13 am

      Surely, you are a shill. This was clearly staged. Do better with your propaganda ?

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    James

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    There is yet another massive protest going on in Bangkok as I write this message.

    The anti-government/reduction-in-kings-power protests are much bigger than the pro-government protests as far as I can see and they are more frequent so overall there seem to be a lot more people demonstrating against the government than for it.

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    Maag

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Huge rally !
    How many pax were there , 30 , or may be 35 ?

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    brian

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 9:03 am

    well at least these morons were not soldiers, as they usually have been

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    patty

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 9:56 am

    These yellow shirts are nothing but a bunch of brainless thugs and using the monarchy to justify their actions. Look at what happened at Ram university. They are the group starting the violence. Dinosaurs supporting dinosaurs

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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