Several thousand students staged a protest on July 24 at Ratchada Nuson Park in central Khon Kaen city. Under the slogan, “Isaan is not afraid,” the event was part of a nationwide youth movement calling on the prime minister to dissolve parliament, end harassment of government critics, and draft a new, democratic constitution.
Youth protests against the government are on the rise again in the Northeast and across the country. Patawee Chotanan observed a protest in Ubon Ratchathani and made eight interesting observations.
A government psychiatric hospital unexpectedly released a dissident late today after spending nearly two weeks there. Tiwagorn Withiton was admitted against his will on July 9 after wearing a shirt with the slogan, “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.”
The Isaan Record22/07/2020
A Khon Kaen man was admitted against his will at a mental hospital after he posted online photos of himself in a shirt with the slogan “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.” Questioning the legal grounds for the forced admission, activists and civil rights groups are calling for his immediate release.