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Poll shows backing for Thanathorn to hold political rally

Dec 22. 2019
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By The Nation

More than a quarter of those responding to a poll supported the political rally organised by Future Forward Party (FWP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on a skywalk in Pathumwan on December 14, as it was for justice and freedom and they wanted the new generation to make a change.

The survey by the National Institute of Development Administration gathered the opinions of 1,277 Thai citizens aged over 18 on December 16 and 17.

Regarding people’s opinions on Thanathorn, 30.62 per cent of respondents said that Thanathorn has the freedom to hold a rally without violence, 16.76 per cent thought that the rally was for Thailand’s future, 16.60 per cent believed that the participants were supporting democracy and opposing dictatorship.

Meanwhile, 15.40 per cent said they were tired of rallies in public places and 14.57 per cent believed that it would lead to conflict.

Some 27.80 per cent supported the rally while 20.75 believed every citizen has the right to hold a rally.

However, 15.35 per cent were afraid that the rally might cause conflict and thought a legal approach should be used instead. Some 28.35 per cent believed that it would not change the country’s situation.

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