Students push 10 demands

27 08 2020

If you thought the students would back down on their 10 demands for bringing the monarchy (back) under the constitution, then you would be wrong.

The Bangkok Post reports that leaders from the Free Youth Group, including “Panasaya Sitthijirawattanakul, a leader of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, forwarded the 10-point manifesto compiled at a demonstration on Aug 10 at Thammasat University to Move Forward Party MP Padipat Suntiphada who is the chairman of the House Committee on Political Development, Mass Communications and Public Participation.”

Panasaya believed that “the government should consider their 10 demands” for reforming the monarchy

As this was going on, students from the same group were being arrested: “Ford Thatthep and James Panumas … were arrested and taken to Samranrat station yesterday on seven charges including sedition…”.

The arrest count is increasing, with police having “issued arrest warrants for 15 leaders of an anti-government protest on July 18 at the Democracy Monument. Thirteen of them have been arrested.”