The Listening Post

Thai protests: Taking on the monarchy, breaking through taboos

Student activists in Thailand speak the unspeakable as they demand reforms to the monarchy.

Protesters in Thailand take on the taboo that outlaws criticism of the political system and the monarchy at the heart of it.


Pavin Chachavalpongpun – Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Warong Dechgitvigrom – Founder, Thai Pakdee

Jutatip Sirikhan – President, Student Union of Thailand

Pravit Rojanaphruk – Senior Writer, Khaosod English

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