Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Analysis |
Thailand protests: the students are revolting – and Prayuth’s army-backed government isn’t sure what to do

  • The youth-led pro-democracy movement is swelling, gaining support from older demographics and as far afield as Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Calls to reform the monarchy present the government with a dilemma: do nothing and watch the movement grow, or suppress it and add fuel to the fire

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Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Thai protesters flash the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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