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Protest at Ratchaprasong ends with no violence


The pro-democracy rally at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong intersection on Wednesday ended peacefully with no clashes between protesters and police.

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The United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group held the rally from 5.30pm, with the gathering stretching from Rajdamri Road to Big C shopping centre.

Protest at Ratchaprasong ends with no violence

Protest leaders including Pasarawalee “Mind” Thanakitwibulpol, Attapon “Kru Yai” Buapat and Benja Apan took turns giving anti-establishment speeches and urging the release of other leaders who had been arrested and charged earlier with several offences, including sedition, illegal gathering and lese-majesty.

Protest at Ratchaprasong ends with no violence

At 9pm, Benja, who was the last speaker, announced that from now on the rally would continue to be held with or without the presence of leaders, with the ultimate goal of achieving true democracy.

Benja then announced the end of the rally, thanked those who participated and wished them a safe trip home.

There were no reports of violence or clashes.

Protest at Ratchaprasong ends with no violence

Protest at Ratchaprasong ends with no violence

Published : March 25, 2021

By : THE NATION