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Royalists Send 18,200 Baht to Woman Who Slapped Schoolgirl

BANGKOK — A woman charged with assault for slapping a schoolgirl who sat through the National Anthem on Thursday received a donation as large as many Thais’ monthly salaries from pro-establishment netizens.

Voyeurs Are Selling Photos of Women at the Protest Online

BANGKOK ​— A social media page has been taking photos of women at the protest without their consent and selling them on an online platform.
Protests in Bangkok on Oct. 18, 2020 at the Victory Monument.

Curry, Iced Coffee, CIA: A Guide to Thai Protest Vocab

BANGKOK — “Spicy Curry, quick! The Iced Coffee is coming.”

Overseas Thai Students Condemn Crackdown on Protesters

BANGKOK — A number of Thai students studying abroad are voicing their condemnation of Friday’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and urging the government to consider reform demands made by the movement.

K-Pop Fans Raise Millions for Pro-Democracy Protest

BANGKOK — Fans of South Korean pop groups are fundraising millions of baht to support the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Thailand.

Armed With Social Media, Thais Gear up For Friday’s Protest

BANGKOK — Netizens opposed to the government are mobilizing for what is expected to be a large protest against PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday afternoon.

Fear Change Much? Gov’t Blocks Change.org to Stop Petitions

BANGKOK — The government ordered internet providers to block access to online petition site Change.org as of Friday.

Imposters Among Us: Royalists Showing Support for Protest Go Viral

BANGKOK — Efforts by the authorities to stage a yellow shirted gathering to show loyalty for the monarchy and denounce the anti-government protests on Wednesday seemed to backfire in some areas.

Koisuru Democracy: Singer, Girl Idols Lend Voice to Protest

BANGKOK — Breaking the shrill cry of activist leaders’ shouting through the mic from a truck was the smooth voice of a young singer, checking in with pro-democracy protesters to their cheers.

Netizens Ridicule Pageant Beauties’ Take on Thainess Questions

BANGKOK — Pageant queens said “Thainess” could be represented by love for the monarchy, the one-baht coin, and by half-Thais at the final round of questions at Miss Universe Thailand 2020.

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