Academics and teachers call on government to heed student-protesters

The Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANC) marched to the government house to submit a petition urging Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to listen to the students or resign, according to local media on Tuesday.

The petition consisted of three points. It condemned the crackdown on pro-democratic protesters, demanded that the government stop using legal measures against dissidents, and for the government to seriously consider the demands of the protesters.

“The protests by the students are factual, in principle, and reasonable. It takes into account the greater good of the country and its people,” said Annusorn Unno the leader of TANC.

“The protests have been peaceful and without any weapons but the government has not listened to their [the students] demands and has been obstructing, charging, and arresting protesters and its leaders.”

Anusorn also stated if the government does not listen to their demands within one week, they will suspend classes in protest.

The petition was signed by academics and teachers.

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