Siam Paragon asks activist groups not to use its grounds for political activities

Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, has asked all political activist groups to refrain from using the mall’s property for political activities, adding that the buildings and the open spaces are private property.

In a statement, published on its Facebook page today (Friday), the management of the mall maintains that it has never consented or accepted the use of its property by any political activist groups.

Siam Paragon’s purpose is to provide services to its customers with an emphasis on providing convenience and satisfaction to all, said the management, adding that it has invested substantially to make equipment available to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among customers and staff alike.

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Ratsadon group to discuss on lèse majesté law tomorrow at October 14 Memorial

The Ratsadon group will hold an exhibition and public discussions on the lèse majesté law, or Section 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code, at the October 14 Memorial at Kok Wua intersection tomorrow, December 10th, which is the annual Constitution Day in Thailand.

Protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has assured that the anti-establishment protesters will not stage a protest march. He said, however, that the protests next year will be more intense, more specific and widespread, but their three demands remain unchanged, namely the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a new Constitution and reform of the Monarchy.

Parit and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul reported to the Technol

Ratsadon protesters rally at the statue of King Taksin the Great to pay homage

A group of Ratsadon protesters rallied in front of the statue of King Taksin the Great in Thon Buri this evening, to pay respects to the late king, who lived during the 1700s, and to demand an explanation of the cause of his death.

The protesters first gathered on the Lat Ya Road in Khlong San district and, at about 5pm, they marched to the statue, located in the middle of the circle, called Wongwian Yai.

Chukiart Saengwong, a representative of the Ratsadon group, said that the protesters wanted to pay their respects to the late king and would talk about his death and the enforced disappearance of several political activists.

The police, however, barred them from using the space around the statue, claiming that the city’s administration has forbidden anyone to do so and had threatened legal action against any offenders.

Faced with the threat, the protesters agreed to return to the Lat Ya Road, but nine of their representatives managed t

Four prominent Thai protest leaders face lèse majesté charges

Four prominent protest leaders of the Ratsadon group reported to Chanasongkhram police station in Bangkok today (Monday), to acknowledge lèse majesté charges related to protests at Sanam Luang on September 19th and 20th.

One of them, Anon Nampa, told the media afterward that they are not worried about the charges and are ready to defend themselves in court.

As defiant as ever, he said that the protests will continue and will be escalated next year, as he advised the police to prepare more cargo containers to set up road blocks.

The other three leaders are Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Panupong Jardnok and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul.  Another key leader facing a similar charge is Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lamyo

Protesters claim symbolic win for “taking back” the 11th Infantry Regiment from the Monarchy

Anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak claimed a symbolic victory for the people, saying they had taken back the 11th Infantry Regiment of the Royal Guards from the Monarchy and renamed it the 11th Infantry Regiment “of the People’s Guards”.

He later read a statement, in front of the protesters, police and soldiers, saying that there is no need for the Monarchy to have its own army and that the troops, particularly the 11th Infantry Regiment and its budget should be transferred back under the jurisdiction of the regular army.

After finishing the statement, protesters folded copies of the statement into the shape of paper planes and threw them into the barracks.

Protesters march to the 11th Infantry Regiment’s barracks to rally until 10pm

Police warned protesters not to breach the barrier or break the law, as Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak led a large group of protesters on a march from the Wat Phra Sri Mahatat BTS station, their assembly point, to the barracks of the 11th Infantry Regiment, in Bangkhen district, at about 4pm.

Before the arrival of the main group of protesters, some were already loitering in front of the barracks and a handful of them were seen trying to cut the razor wire, placed on top of a cement barrier being used to block the road.

Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, told a news conference, at the RTP’s headquarters, that police at the scene will try to persuade protesters not to dismantle the barrier.

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Protesters rally at Bang Na intersection and government complex in Nonthaburi

Anti-establishment Ratsadon protesters held two separate rallies in Bangkok and neighboring Nonthaburi today.

In Nonthaburi province, hawkers arrived in front of the government complex as early as 2pm, to reserve their pitch before the arrival of protesters.

Chinnawat Chankrachang, a leader of the youth network in the province, arrived later to prepare for a procession, featuring yellow duck mascots and alien toys. The march stopped in front of the government complex, where they set up a stage for speakers.

The usually busy Khae Rai intersection was closed to traffic, causing extreme inconvenience to many motorists, who had been unaware of the protest in advance.

In Samrong district of Samut Prakan, widely known as a stronghold of

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