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Thammasat students ask for 3 days off class to participate in protest

Caitlin Ashworth



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With the next pro-democracy protest planned for this Wednesday, students are asking Thammasat University officials to cancel classes for 3 days so the students can take part in the rally.

The rally is expected to start at 2pm on Wednesday at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument, not far from the University’s Tha Prachan Campus, but no end time has been announced. The Thammasat University Student Union issued a statement today asking for classes to be cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Tomorrow is a public holiday around Thailand commemorating the passing of the much-loved King Bhumibol, Rama 9, who died on October 13 after years of poor health.

Protesters will gather at the monument on Ratchadomnoen Avenue and march to the Government House to again call on the removal of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha as well as an end to the military-run government and a new charter, according to activist leader, and human rights lawyer, Arnon Nampa.

Wednesday marks the anniversary of the 1973 Thai uprising which led to the end of the military dictatorship of anti-communist Thanom Kittikachorn. That event, and the 3 years of political unrest following, culminated in the Thammasat University Massacre in October 1976.

Police have been preparing for the protest saying they plan to deploy around 3,000 police officers to “keep the peace.”

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Who cares of classes? Just go

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    What sort of revolutionaries are they, having to ask their teachers for to suspend their classes?
    Do they also have to ask their mothers if they can stay out late?


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    James Pate

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Interesting move by protesters. If classes are cancelled, it’s an endorsement. If not, they are the enemy. School can’t win.

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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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