Thai Protesters to Gather for Demonstrations on Constitution Day

Protest leaders have announced a rally on Constitution Day in Thailand on Tuesday, as demonstrations continue to call for the abolition of the lèse majesté law.

Protest leaders have announced a rally on Constitution Day in Thailand on Tuesday, as demonstrations continue to call for the abolition of the lèse majesté law. 

Student leaders from group Ratsadon has said that a major demonstration will be held on December 10 or Constitution Day in Thailand. 

This, after student leaders Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Panupong “Mike” Jaadnok and Shinawatra Chankrajang were summoned by the police on Tuesday to acknowledge the charges filed against them in violating Section 112 of the country’s criminal code or the  lèse majesté law.

The law punishes anyone who defames or insults the monarchy to a prison sentence of of up to 15 years. 

The group’s next demonstration will be held at the 14 October 1973 Memorial on December 10, which also coincides with International Human Rights Day. 

 


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