Country Risk

Sustained co-operation between Yellow- and Red-Shirt activists will indicate rising protest risk around Bangkok and government-led projects

30 January 2018


On 27 January 2018, about 100 activists gathered near the Pathumwan intersection in central Bangkok to protest against the potential delay of the general election and ongoing corruption scandals.

The protest was organised by the student-led New Democracy Movement (NDM) and was the second high-profile protest against the military government since the march of the People Go Network (PGN) earlier this month. Sympathetic protests were also reported in other parts of Thailand including Hat Yai city in Songkhla province, where protesters marched to the Sena Narong military camp to support the PGN and voice their grievances against several government projects, which locals claim threaten their livelihoods.

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