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Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« on: September 18, 2020, 05:55:20 PM »


 
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (September 19, 2020 and September 20, 2020)
[/size]Location: Bangkok, Thailand – Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus
[/size]Event: Planned political gathering centered around Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus, which is located in the Phra Nakhon District near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 8:00 a.m..
[/size]Media reports indicate the gathering could involve a large crowd of participants.  The Royal Thai Police plan to be present and will likely set up check points in and around the area in connection with the event.  Plan ahead for the possibility of traffic and other potential disruptions in downtown Bangkok.
[/size]Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should monitor local news and social media reports before traveling to downtown Bangkok this weekend.
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[/size]Telephone: +66 2 205 4049
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[/size]Email: acsbkk@state.gov
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fceligoj

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 01:09:32 PM »
I understand the student demonstrators and all those who are joining them (as agitators) have accessed the campus.  My suggestion lock them in the campus grounds, don't let them out, no water or food and no internet!  Maybe they will think twice.

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 04:02:02 PM »
I think you are well qualified to join the Thai government with a comment like that.

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 07:18:53 PM »
Hey, it is not the students that are going to cause the problem.  Take a look at some of the pictures and videos.  Most of the ones that are agitators are the older generation, ala the Red Shirt movement is coming back.  You have to wonder where the money to support 'their cause' is coming from, maybe quite a bit from someone who is 'exiled' from the country since he doesn't want to come back and face justice.  (Just what we need another Yingluck in charge.)

The monarchy is the monarchy just like any other country that has royal ancestors just like England, Sweden, Japan, etc.  I expect "these Thais interpretation of Democracy" is a very poor cousin to what a Democracy really is.  Especially, if they are told that part of the democratic process is to pay your fair share of taxes, most of them will deny that is what it is all about.  If you don't pay, how do you play?

Yes, I agree that the current situation with many senior military personnel running the government needs to be changed, but not to what the Red shirts and the Pheu Thai perceive it to be.

Too much politics!

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 04:03:18 AM »
the king may get his personal army to sort out the problem roll

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 08:51:45 PM »
Be prepared, several of the protest leaders and their entourage are coming to Khon Kaen to initiate agitation.  A services group is meeting with the Khon Kaen Chief of Police this Friday to request the police to make sure the city is well protected.

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Re: Demonstration alert, 19-20 Sep, Thammasat University Bangkok
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 08:33:31 PM »
That is great if true.
Nice to see the young actually doing something to halt the illegal dictatorship.
A shame that their elders are not showing the same courage.
We can only hope that the demonstrations achieve something.
Not holding my breath though.