Free Youth, one of the remaining protest groups after a government crackdown, released a statement on Thursday condemning the government action and calling for the release of arrested anti-government protest-leaders.
“These arrests are illegitimate because citizens have the right to protest in a democracy, it is a basic human right. No one deserves to be arrested for coming out to protest,” said Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree, one of Free Youth’s leaders.
The group also said that the government’s imposition of a state of emergency was to “undermine the democratic movement” and stopping more anti-government protests.
The group said they would continue to hold rallies including joining a protest scheduled for 4 pm on Thursday. (Read more here)
The full statement can be viewed here.