Reporting unprecedented events

14 10 2020

A quick, early morning (Bangkok time) scan of the major newspaper shows no reporting of the events where protesters confronted royals. Khaosod is the exception.

Police and/or military trucked in to act as royalist supporters. Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul and clipped from Bangkok Post

Perhaps that will change, but we imagine regime, monarchy and ruling class are shocked to see and hear protesters yelling “ai hia” at the passengers in a yellow, royal Rolls Royce (Queen Suthida and Prince Prince Dipangkorn. For ultra-royalists, it is monarchy or chaos. They will become frantic.

One immediate response is more charges and more arrests. Khaosod also reports that Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has “ordered a “strict legal action without any exception” against protesters who allegedly blocked a royal motorcade…”.

For protesters it is monarchy or democracy.





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