‘A surprise’ awaits Thai protesters on Nov 25

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Thai protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak on November 22 told protesters that a “big surprise” lay in store for them at November 25’s rally. The Nation/ANN

Thai protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak on November 22 told protesters that a “big surprise” lay in store for them at November 25’s rally.

At a demonstration held in Nakhon Pathom province on November 22, Parit stated that the demonstration before the Crown Property Bureau on November 25 would be peaceful.

He said the demonstration would show people the protesters’ hopes, as well as their dream for a better future and for being able to decide thei destiny. He reiterated that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha must resign first if the government wanted to compromise with protesters.

He added that police had contacted him to hear a charge of lese majeste against him. However, he was not sure the charge related to which demonstration. The protest leader assured people that he would not flee Thailand to escape the severe charge.

Parit added that the car of another protest leader, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, had been damaged previously. “I don’t know what malicious action will be taken against other protesters. However, the use of an illegal procedure would only make people more determined to demand reform of the monarchy.”

THE NATION (THAILAND)/ASIA NEWS NETWORK