Thai students protest against prime minister


Dozens of Thai students took part in a protest to demand the revision of the country’s constitution and the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

Youngsters from Khon Kaen University converged on the city’s Democracy Monument on June 21 with a petition to demand for the Constitutional amendment and the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

The moves came after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings of people in public and the coming parliament meeting where draft laws will be discussed.

One student protestor who does not want to reveal the name said: ‘As the Covid-19 situation starts easing, we took this opportunity to create mutual understanding and public awareness as well as to run a campaign, aiming to collect public support to demand the Constitutional amendment and put a pressure on the PM.’

Over the past week, over 1,500 names of the participants were added to the list calling for social and political reforms.

One student said: ‘Politics is for everyone and the country will have good politics if we have a good government.’