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Graffiti artists spray paint a mural of panthers, in protest against the illegal wildlife poaching by construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, in Bangkok. ... With public protests still banned under a junta that grabbed power in 2014, the anger has taken the form of sly street art focused around the image of the ...
Still, the image of the graffiti went viral, the catalyst that has inspired many black panther graffiti images as an act of protest. Public walls from Bangkok to Chiang Mai have been sprayed with the mighty black panther, messages of injustice, and symbols by street artists famous and anonymous -- often erased ...
Brenna Levitan, a 17-year-old who goes to high school in Silver Spring, Maryland, attended the White House protest with her mother. "We want to show Congress and politicians we are not standing by, we are not silent anymore," Levitan said. "Parkland is going to be the last school shooting." "We need to ...
LONDON: In joyous celebrations and angry protests, women around the world came together in gatherings large and small on Thursday to mark ... Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said on Wednesday that one of the girls who removed her veil in Tehran to protest against compulsory hijab has ...
Banjul: The Gambia on Tuesday apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the Asian country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok. Hamat Bah said on state television in January that The Gambia, a sunny beach destination favoured by Western tourists ...

Sueb Nakhasathien Foundation chairman Sasin Chalermlarp, right, warns that 'mass protest' could result if authorities fail to move on the black leopard poaching case. In the crosshairs: accused leopard shooter Premchai Karnasuta, construction tycoon, and deputy police chief Pol Gen Srivara ...
Matichon Online on Monday evening quoted Makawadee Sumitmor, the ministry's deputy spokesperson, as saying the Thai Foreign Ministry had asked two of its embassies to send letters of protest to the African nation. They are the Thai embassy in Senegal, which is also responsible for the neighbouring ...
On Monday the UK's foreign secretary Boris Johnson met Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha in Bangkok. Before the meeting, Johnson announced on Twitter that he looked "forward to further strengthening the UK's relationship with #Thailand in the future". However, the more interesting discussion is the ...
Overall, the officials managed the situation in an appropriate manner," NCPO spokesman Piyapong Klinpan said, according to the Bangkok Post.. Last month activists won a legal battle that allowed them to continue a protest march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, in the northeast of Thailand. The protest ...
BANGKOK: Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday (Mar 10) to skewer the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests. The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by outlawing ...
Bangkok -- All protest leaders were freed on their own recognizance Thursday evening after judges rejected a police request they be denied bail and sent straight to jail. The court cited the five defendants' cooperation and claim they will break the law again merely a "prediction," the Bangkok South ...
Deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul Thursday defended police for charging a group of anti-coup activists who staged a recent protest in the Siam area, saying the authorities acted within the bounds of the law and did not pick fault with protesters. The activists, who have promised to stage protests ...
Bangkok -- police said Wednesday they will not seek to immediately jail most of the 39 protesters charged for holding a rally late last month. ... Those only charged with violating the public assembly law - the protest was deemed too close to a royal property - were to be taken from the police station to a ...
activists had planned to hold a news conference at the Maneeya Center in Bangkok - home to the Foreign correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) - to call ... after organising a protest in downtown Bangkok last month demanding that the junta not postpone a general election that is scheduled for this year.
At least seven activists will face charges in relation to their weekend gathering at Pathumwan intersection demanding the election be held this year, police said yesterday. Around 100 people converged at the skywalk near the Bangkok Art & culture Centre late on Saturday afternoon to express their ...
CROWD PLEASER: Rome Rangsiman, a key member of New democracy movement, takes part in activities in Bangkok's Pathumwan intersection to ... Prospects of a new round of anti-government protests built on Saturday as various dissident groups launched activities in the capital and elsewhere in the ...

Hundreds of police on Saturday blocked protesters planning to march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in the northeast of the country in a rare display of ... Those who joined the protest include members from various Thai civil rights groups including alternative farming, anti-mining and healthcare networks.
In a protest outside the station on Thursday, they asked to see the suspect but later dispersed after they were told he was sent to the court in Muang district for detention. Deputy Chiang Rai police chief Pol Col Veerayuth Prasopchokchai said the suspect denied the charges, although he admitted to firing ...
Prominent activists opposing the Thepa coal-fired power plant heard a new charge of violating the Public Gathering Act on Wednesday, while police implicated a 17th activist in the same case. All 16 activists detained during a march against the power plant in Songkhla last November presented themselves ...
Hundreds of people have been detained in the clampdown on the unrest, which started a week ago with a protest in the holy city of Mashhad against the economic policies of President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate who favors closer ties with the West. Hardline clerics in the city expressed their support for ...
What he was actually signalling, in his cryptic remark, was his suspicion that the protests about economic conditions were initially incited by the hardliners to harm Mr Rouhani's government -- and then got out of hand. Iranians certainly have lots to protest against. Living standards have fallen 15% in the past ...
That wave, a turning of the popular tide known as krasae in Thai, mounted and eventually crashed into violent street protests and a bloody crackdown that pushed Suchinda from power in ... An aerial view of the pro-democracy protests in Bangkok that overthrew military dictator Thanom Kittikachorn in 1973.
It is thought that sentencing Yingluck, a popular leader in much of Thailand, could have led to large protests from her supporters akin to the political ... As the rainfall figures rise, the government has been pelted with the same question repeatedly -- what will happen if Bangkok goes under water like it did in ...
uncle Tu took the cabinet upcountry yet again, and yet again they came back wondering why the heck they didn't stay in Bangkok, where they're ... In Sukhothai, a former capital for heaven's sake, 500 disloyal, illegal ruffians and riffraff had the nerve to hold a protest against coal-fired power plants.
In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a university student attends a protest inside ... Tehran: Iran on Sunday blocked access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organise and publicise the protests now ...
LIMA: Peruvians enraged over President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon for authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori were expected to march on Thursday in the biggest protests yet against the two men since the Christmas Eve measure was announced. The size and impact of the protests could be an ...
Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand held a protest in front of Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on December 19, asking officials to give protection to them. More than 800 migrant ... "The aim of today's protest is to give Myanmar migrant workers protection within law when we face discrimination. We met with ...
Bangkok -- pro-democracy activists will converge Friday to tell the military junta that its days in power are numbered. In what appears to be a test case, protest leader Sirawith Seritiwat said Thursday that he has decided not to notify the police about the demonstration, which is set to take place 6pm at One ...
Indonesian Muslim activists hold pro-Palestinian placards during a protest against US president Donald J. Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, outside of the US embassy in Jakarta on Sunday. (EPA photo). - +. JAKARTA: Thousands protested outside the US Embassy in the ...
Bangkok -- pro-democracy activists will gather for Constitution Day at the democracy Monument to protest the junta's ongoing rule this evening. ... Occasional protests and rallies have been staged, often at the Democracy Monument, a poignant landmark in the history of Thai pro-democracy movements.
Pakistan's major Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has announced plans for protests in all major cities after Friday prayers. Mr Trump said on Wednesday the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem in the coming years. Protests have erupted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as the Islamist group Hamas ...
Palestinian protesters burn tyres as they wave national flags during a protest in Gaza City on Wednesday against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP photo). - +. "All of us are saying: 'Hey, United States, we don't think this is a very good idea'," said Jordan's King ...
Pakistan's major Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has announced plans for protests in all major cities after Friday prayers. Mr Trump said on Wednesday the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem in the coming years. Protests have erupted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as the Islamist group Hamas ...
Although officials said Trump would again delay action on his oft-repeated campaign promise to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital risks infuriating the Muslim world, and potentially sparking protests that could fray American ...
More than 150 police officers are reportedly guarding the protest site at the Public Sector Development Commission Office, which is across the road from the government House. A representative of the group, Lertsak Khamkongsak, read a statement on Wednesday morning proclaiming that the people have ...
... Thepa coal-fired power plant project in Songkhla staged a sit-in protest in front of the Ministry of natural resources and Environment in Bangkok in August. ... Meanwhile, about 150 protesters gathered yesterday outside government House to protest against a draft amendment to the law on environmental ...
A supporter of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla walks on a street during a protest caused by the delayed vote count for the presidential ... curfew on Saturday while still mired in chaos over a contested presidential election that has triggered looting and protests in which at least one person has died.
A woman holds a poster during her protest in Bangkok in August against the Thepha coal-fired power plant project in Songkhla. Local people opposing the project on Monday marched to submit a letter of protest to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in person but were blocked by police. PATIPAT ...
The two generals have been harshly criticised for their aggressive responses to the recent protest by about 50 people who walked from Songkhla's ... Black May uprising in 1992, the then government led by Gen Suchinda Kraprayoon ordered a military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok.
About 500 people walked from Thepha district to submit a letter of protest to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was visiting the province for a mobile ... "Peaceful protests are an integral part of democratic societies to ensure accountability and public participation," said the South-East Asia Regional ...
Some 50 members of a network of Songkhla-Pattani residents march against a proposed coal-fired power plant project on Friday. They walk along the Pattani-Hat Yai road (Highway A43) as part of their first lap in a 75km-long march from Songkhla's Thepa district to Muang district where Prime Minister ...
Bangkok, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- An activist group on Tuesday protested against the removal of seats in Bangkok's subway trains and demanded that they be reinstalled immediately. The Association to Protect Thai Constitution issued a statement in protest of Bangkok Expressway and Metro Co.(BEM) ...
hospitals across the country have been raising banners to protest against the draft of the law since early this year, and resistance has been ...
People at a Damrongtham centre in Bangkok answer six questions on ... better, and 12.40% said the country is at peace and free from protests.
People arrive at a Damrongtham centre in Bangkok on Nov 13 to ... any better; and, 12.40% said the country is in peace, without protests.
No rallies or gatherings should be carried out," said Lt Gen Sansern, asking why rubber farmers insisted on going to protest in Bangkok when ...
"Trump is the CEO of the imperialist government of the US, said 18-year-old student Alexis Danday after the protesters were scattered. "We know he is here to push for unfair treaties between The Philippines and the US." The demonstration followed a protest by Mindanao minorities that turned violent on ...
Jakarta: An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests. The De Mata Trick Eye Museum's marketing officer said the statue was removed Friday night ...
Bangkok (Reuters) - Rubber farmers in Thailand, one of the ... protests are rare in the junta-ruled Southeast Asian country where a ban on ...


 

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