Laws that help expand the power of the royal family and limit the freedom of people to criticize the royal family. RTX7NC1Z Photo Credit: Reuters/Dazhi Image At the student movement scene in Bangkok, demonstrators creatively played the villain "Voldemort" from the movie "Harry Potter", insinuating that the authorities banned people from criticizing the royal family. In addition to these highly creative demonstrations, this student movement also used more traditional methods, including speeches, three-finger gestures, hunger strikes, and public gatherings.
Last Sunday (August 16), they held their fax number list largest demonstration in six years on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, with more than 10,000 people conservatively estimated. More radical activism is also emerging off the streets. At the school, despite facing physical threats and disciplinary action from teachers, students made three-finger gestures during the national anthem. At the university, students said they would not attend graduation ceremonies because they had to get their diplomas from the royal family. There are also unconfirmed reports of people in theaters refusing to stand up before the movie to show respect for the king. arrow_forward_iosunderstand more Powered by GliaStudio The current student demonstrations are the second wave this year.
The first wave occurred in February this year, in response to the dissolution of the Future Forward party. The momentum of the demonstrations briefly stalled due to the outbreak of the "COVID-19" epidemic (2019 novel coronavirus disease, hereinafter referred to as Wuhan pneumonia) and the government's emergency order, but after political activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit was kidnapped in Cambodia After the news was revealed, people began to gather again. The student protests this time were far more forceful than the first, and more outrageous issues have been added to the demands in the past five months. Why did they take to the streets?