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A woman feeds Thammasat student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak with instant noodle on a BTS skywalk Monday. Image: Nuttaa Mahattana / Facebook

Police Summon Activists Over ‘Noodle Protest’

BANGKOK — Police detained two student activists for leading a mock protest in which they ate instant noodles Monday evening near MBK Center shopping mall, according to one of the organizers.
Manit Inpim and another disabled activist meet with Amorn Kitchawengkul, Bangkok deputy governor at BTS Phrom Phong station in 2016. Photo: Matichon

City Hall Approves 256M Baht For BTS Elevators

BANGKOK — A disabled activist Thursday welcomed City Hall’s budget approval to add more elevators to BTS Skytrain stations.
Protesters Monday at Thammasat University.

Live Blog: Protesters Camp at Thammasat on Eve of Coup Anniversary

BANGKOK — We're live from Thammasat University where protesters have gathered on the eve before the fourth anniversary of the military coup. A rally is planned to depart Tuesday toward Government House. Staff Reporters Teeranai Charuvastra, Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Jintamas Saksornchai and Editor Todd Ruiz are at the site.

McDonald’s Shuts its Doors to Coup Protesters

BANGKOK — A McDonald’s branch in downtown Bangkok abruptly closed down Saturday hours before anti-coup protesters were set to converge there on the anniversary of a crackdown that resulted in dozens of deaths.
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Distressed Monk Ascends Tower to Save Monastery (Video)

BANGKOK — Police on Friday were still trying to convince a monk to descend from a cell tower where he had remained perched more than 24 hours.
Motorcycle taxis Thursday burn a vest uniform at a protest in front of Grab’s Bangkok headquarters.

Moto Rally: Riders Demand Grab Play by the Rules

BANGKOK — Motorcycle taxis Thursday converged on the Bangkok headquarters of the largest ride-hailing service to demand it cease operating in violation of the law.

City Hall and Activists to Survey BTS Accessibility

BANGKOK — City officials must join the disabled activists suing them on a court-ordered inspection of BTS stations as part of a class-action lawsuit, one of the plaintiffs said Wednesday.
Photo: Amarin BKK / Facebook

10,000 Illegal Signs Removed: Bangkok Governor

BANGKOK — From every roadside they beckon, green and white signs directing people to destinations large and small. Near every recent condo, sign spinners ply their attention-grabbing craft.
Exterior of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at Pathumwan intersection in downtown Bangkok. Image: Bacc.or.th

City Hall Won’t Take Over BACC – Won’t Fund it Either

BANGKOK — Hours after prominent artists lent their voices to demands City Hall drop plans to seize control of a downtown arts venue, the governor who wanted to turn it into a coworking space caved in Tuesday afternoon.
File photo of a poorly covered hazard in Bangkok’s Bang Phli district. Photo: Thailand Footpath / Facebook

Drain Fall: 42 Stitches Later, Pregnant Woman Wants Answers

BANGKOK — A pregnant woman Tuesday lodged a protest Tuesday with the government after she fell into a poorly covered storm drain, badly injuring her leg.

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