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Student protesters gathering today under Bangkok skytrain

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Despite 2 students recently being summoned for breaking the emergency decree, members of the “Bad Student” protest group are gathering today under the Siam BTS skytrain station in Bangkok to continue rallying. The students set up a stage on the bed of a truck that was parked in front of Siam Paragon shopping mall after rain forced them to move the rally venue from the Ratchaprasong intersection.

The rally organisers say the event is supposed to end around 9pm today as they say they already have notified officials. The Bad student Facebook page posted a message today that announced their arrival to the protest site, as well as other messages.

“#Bye bye dinosaurs. I arrive now. Now descending on the street.”

“If parliament cast in the role of ‘dinosaur’ rejects and refuses changes, students like us will be the meteorite that collides with the backwardness of senior figures in society.”

“As our calls for educational reforms are being ignored, see us at the Ratchaprasong intersection on November 21. Students will talk about all the things the dinosaurs don’t want to hear!”

Some protesters even dressed in dinosaur costumes and were hit by inflatable meteorites from the supporting crowds. The movement was formed earlier this year to protest what they say is an outdated and repressive education system. Such protests have even called for the Education Minister to resign. The teenagers have also been actively participating in the larger anti-government movements in Bangkok with 2 of them being summoned by police for violating the emergency decree.

But today, in response to the summoning, volunteers from Amnesty International were seen handing out colour-coded wristbands to help authorities distinguish underage protesters from the adults.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Gosport

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    They must think protesting is much easier than studying at school. Maybe that is why Thai has good tourism industy which is hit hard now.

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      Karen

      Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      l don`t think they are going to all this trouble just to avoid studying in school and believe they have a valid point to make and as people who`ve grown up in Thailand l think they know more about their school system than any outsider ! Also Thai tourism has been hit hardest by covid 19 not by what students choose to do now.

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      harry1

      Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:42 am

      that the whole point of these protests, reforming the the education system, as they cannot study properly at schools, with the present system ? mai khoa jai ?

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    Tony Grace

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    They need to look at a better straghty than just coming out every weekend and demanding change its about leadership and dialogue there has to be a comprise as the government has the upper hand The PM is a seasoned mannoverer and has the police and army at his disposal so for them to achieve anything they need a a person who is also capable of understanding what is required to show the people what is actually happening to there country and the devide in the opportunity between the rich and poor so they under stand the consequences of him staying as the PM, But history will tell you that military governments don’t give up power easely,

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    BC

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Gosport. Try making sense.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Give them Hell protesters, do you want to spend the rest of your lives as slaves to these tyrants?
    You will live as peasants and they will loot the taxes and escape abroad.
    Stop them now!

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    preesy chepuce

    Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 12:14 am

    What does anyone really learn at Thai school? Surely real studying is done by themselves online.

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