Late on Friday, the junta’s police declared that there were no “unusual signs of political movements to stir public disturbances on the anniversary of the 1932 Siamese Revolution…”. What they mean is that there ban on gathering at the site of the stolen 1932 plaque was holding, so far.
No one in the royalist elite wants anyone to remember 1932 in ways that hail democracy and people’s sovereignty.
But then there was the brave Akechai Hongkangwarn. He was detained by the royalist patrol dogs on Saturday when he “attempted to install a mock-up of the missing historical plaque at the Royal Plaza…”.
Good for him!
Police say they “had not yet charged Ekachai but only detained him for ‘talks’ for an understanding of the situation.”
Akechai has a history of political activism and we salute him. We hope others follow his example and stand up for democracy.