Protesters at Khon Kaen city’s Democracy Monument called for democracy and held a mock ritual to drive out the prime minister on Thursday evening.
Attapon Buapat, one of the prominent faces of the rallies and an organizer with the “Khon Kaen’s Had Enough” group talks about the birth of the movement, funding of the protests, the growing harassment by the authorities, and his hopes for change.
“The student protests movements are happening on behalf of the people of Isaan, too,” writes Chainarong Setchua, a lecturer at Maha Sarakham University. He analyses the student protests that sprang up throughout Isaan in the wake of the Future Forward Party’s dissolution.
A wave of protests by university students and young activists is sweeping across the Northeast in reaction to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party.