Thai protesters, some dressed in black and wearing hard helmets and gas masks, take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on July 18. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
Thai protesters, some dressed in black and wearing hard helmets and gas masks, take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on July 18. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
Thailand

In Bangkok, young Thai protesters inspired by Hong Kong demand change but fear blowback

  • Student-led protests have flickered at campuses across Thailand since last year’s elections, won by former junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha
  • Saturday’s event in central Bangkok drew thousands, and appeared to borrow heavily from last year’s massive rallies in Hong Kong for its imagery

Thai protesters, some dressed in black and wearing hard helmets and gas masks, take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on July 18. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
Thai protesters, some dressed in black and wearing hard helmets and gas masks, take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on July 18. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
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