Chulalongkorn University cancels student protest permission; students say they will rally regardless

Conservative, pro-establishment university, Chulalongkorn, on Friday canceled a planned student protest at the last minute due to what it says are security and safety issues. Despite the cancellation, student protesters told Thai Enquirer that the protests would go ahead.

Friday’s protest was the latest in a series of anti-government rallies planned by the students in the coming weeks. Student-led protests have gripped the country over the past two months with students calling for a rewrite of the military-drafted constitution, the dissolution of parliament, and the end to the harassment of activists by the state.

As the rallies continue, many speakers are beginning to touch upon the role of the Thai monarchy in politics.

On Friday, Chulalongkorn said it was canceling the protests because there was not enough time to ensure the safety of students and to ensure that the protests do not touch upon the monarchy and carried out in accordance with the law.

Student leaders told Thai Enquirer that it was a ‘shrewd’ move by the university but they would be carrying out the protest regardless.

“It is a calculated move by the university,” said Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal. “The protest will go ahead so they’re actually putting more students at risk by canceling the protest and threatening grades.”

Chulalongkorn University have not replied to requests for comment.

Advertisement -

COVID-19

Thailand discovers 13 new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Wednesday

Thailand’s government on Wednesday said that it had discovered 13 new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Advertisement -
Advertisement -

Latest article

[UPDATE] Constitutional Court rules all coalition MPs not guilty of holding media shares; one opposition MP found guilty

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that all 29 parliamentarians on the ruling coalition who have been accused of violating the rules...

STARK share price drops sharply as the market responds to big-lot transactions of 2 billion shares

The share price of STARK Corporation Plc (STARK) dropped by 20.83 per cent after the morning session ended on Wednesday to 1.52...

Pheu Thai opposes government plans to set up a committee to solve political situation

Thailand's largest opposition party Pheu Thai Party asked for the prime minister to immediately resign on Wednesday and said the government's plans...

Opinion: Thailand’s real royalists cannot let Palang Pracharat be its sole representative in parliament

The watch scandal, the crackdown on students, the military-backing, the coup, the minister who was a drug smuggler, the minister who built...

An English-Language Guide to the Thammasat University Massacre

For many, learning about October 6, 1976 is a jarring and thoroughly disconcerting experience, particularly for those using the event as a...

Thailand discovers 13 new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Wednesday

Thailand’s government on Wednesday said that it had discovered 13 new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.The patients are...