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Royalist groups coming together to take on student-led pro-democracy movement


Different royalist groups have begun coordinating to counter student-led pro-democracy movements, Krungthep Turakij newspaper reported.

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The right-wing People’s Democratic Reform Committee is trying to rebrand itself with the new name “Thai Pakdee”, aiming to woo royalists and the pro-government public as several former followers switched to the anti-government camp.

Conservative leaders including Warong Dechgitvigrom, Rienthong Nanna and Suwit Thongprasert are also trying to promote their movement in an attempt to maintain the “old way of life”.

They are trying to romanticise tradition, religion and monarchy and also target activists and protesters who might violate the lese-majeste law that forbids insulting the Monarchy.

Tul Sittisomwong is the one who has taken legal action against activists participating in the protests, in which they gave speeches "challenging" the Royal family on some issues.

Published : September 24, 2020

By : Krungthep Turakij newspaper The Nation Thailand