#FreePALESTINE billboard taken down in Bangkok

Photo via minimal zainab from Twitter.

A billboard in Yan Nawa, a district in Bangkok, has been taken down. It was reportedly put up by a group of Thai Muslims who support the Palestinian cause.

The billboard consisted of the Palestinian flag with “#FreePALESTINE” superimposed on the bottom of the flag, as well as the dome of the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Reportedly, Thai officials had asked the owner of the building to take down the billboard, as they believed the billboard could be detrimental to Thailand-Israel relations.

The owner declined to remove the billboard. So public works officials delivered a “stern” warning to the building’s owner that legal action could be pursued if the billboard wasn’t removed by Saturday (yesterday).

The billboard is now gone and in its stead is a billboard advertising space for rent.

According to political activist, Veera Somkwamkid, the original billboard fell under the protection of free expression in Thai law. Also, Veera says the billboard was an expression of human rights for the Palestinian people.

SOURCE: AB News Today Thai PBS

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Jack Arthur

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.


  1. Taking down a billboard will not stop how people throughout the civilized world feel about the atrocities inflicted by the Israelis and the plight of Palestinians. And this comes from a Christian NOT Muslim.

  2. Thank goodness the Thai Govt refuses to abide with the liberal lefty views about the so called ‘Palestine’ State, as pushed by the globalist liberals in the UN. Public political propaganda like this, for either side in the middle east conflict, should be rejected- Thailand has done the right thing. Take the matter up with those that care, and leave the Thai people alone and out of it.

  3. Agreed @bob. What has the plight of the Palestinians and/or Israelis have to do with the people of Thailand. They have enough of their own problems to be concerned about. Drives me crazy when just about every political conflict on the planet is accompanied by a protest in either London, Paris or New York.

  4. @sydneyB – please go educate yourself before you comment on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From your comments it is clear that you believe the propaganda fed to you by the media.

  5. Actually you do not need to be a muslim to support Palestine, against the terrorist state, the mother of all illegal immigration; you just need to be a human.

    RESPECT to the owner of that building!!!

  6. It’s hard to paint yourself as an eternal victim who’s never done anything wrong (unlike all other peoples) when you’re so rich & powerful that most governments censor their own people in fear of you.

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