Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP
Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP

Thailand’s young protesters hit by royal defamation law, as pro-democracy movement wanes

  • The crowds on Bangkok’s streets have thinned as Covid-19 surges and protest leaders are tied up in legal cases
  • At least 58 people have been charged under the lèse-majesté law, while four have been held in pre-trial custody since February 8

Topic |   Thailand protests
Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP
Pro-democracy protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul holds up the three-finger salute outside the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 17. Photo: AFP
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