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Thai protesters come out of hibernation, but has the movement run out of steam? | VIDEO

Tanutam Thawan



After a few month’s hibernation, the pro-democracy movement is back in full swing. Some skirmishes earlier this week and court cases related to last year’s rallies have been hot news.

So are we in for a few more months of cat and mouse protests? And has the protest movement lost some of its impetus?

Now we hear that more than 20,000 crowd control officers are polishing up their riot shields to be on hand to handle demonstrations planned for outside of the Thai parliament today. Not only today, but there’s also been announced protests in other parts of Bangkok over the coming weekend. Metropolitan Police have announced12 companies of 1,800 crowd control officers that would be sent to protest sites over the weekend. Police has been seconded from around the country and brought into the capital.

Tim Newton reports from Prathunwan intersection in Bangkok.


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    Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Is a movement based on mediocre sci fi movie credible? Should have channeled Avengers instead of Hunger Games.

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    Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Well let’s hope the police don’t attack them again but if they do the world news films it and hopefully shut the mouth of the idiot from issan but I’m sure he will find another angle as he always does it’s never the police or governments fault he will even blame the UK and USA never the establishment what a fool he makes himself on a daily badais

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    Jesus Monroe

    Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    20000 Crowd Control Officers…….shit someones cashed up and it certainly ain’t the people……They the people are gonna be F$%*Ked for many years by the look of things

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    Grumpy John

    Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    So that would make the cop to protester ratio about 1 to 1. Hopefully there will be water canon trucks there to cool down the cops…who must be so uncomfortable with all that gear on.

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    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 6:36 am

    Can’t they maybe wait until the Covid stuff is gone? Soon they will use Covid again as a reason to lockdown again and it keeps going like this. It finally looks as if we get all our freedom of traveling back soon, and many restrictions are about to be lifted. But because of the protests, this won’t happen at all.

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    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Has the movement run out of steam? A rhetorical question if ever one was asked.

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    James Pate

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:53 am

    The protests will keep coming back for years, like herpes.

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