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Colombia’s President withdraws tax proposal following mass protests and other stories

Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

The heavy cost of ‘insulting’ monarchy in Thailand

Thailand has been witnessing massive protests over the past few months and one of the key demands has been the repeal of the draconian lèse-majesté law. Unsurprisingly, the government has used this provision indiscriminately against protesters

Several injured as Thai police crackdown on protesters and other stories

Today in the Daily Round-up we take a look at the police crackdown on protesters in Thailand, the plans presented by progressive candidate Andres Arauz during the presidential debate in Ecuador, the life and activism of the late Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi, and the ongoing anti-government protests in Paraguay

Dozens injured and face charges as Thai police use indiscriminate force on protesters again

At least 33 people, including three journalists, were reportedly injured in the indiscriminate police firing of rubber bullets on Saturday. 16 protesters were also slapped with charges

Thailand protesters on trial 22 Thai protesters face trial on “insult to monarchy” charges

Of the 22 protesters facing trial in Bangkok, seven are under pretrial detention and many are also facing other charges such as sedition and cybercrimes

16 injured as Thai police attack demonstration in support of detained activists

Police used rubber bullets, water cannons, tear gas and baton charges against the nearly 2,000 people who marched to protest the continued detention of four activists under the country’s harsh lese majeste (insult to monarchy) laws

14 more people charged with insulting monarchy in Thailand

With the latest action by authorities, the total number of people charged under Thailand’s harsh lèse-majesté law in the recent round of protests has risen to 31. Those charged include a 16-year-old

Thai protesters face charges of insulting monarchy on eve of planned rally

15 protesters have been summoned to face lèse-majesté charges that can carry upto to 15 years in prison if found guilty. The summons were sent to some of the most prominent faces of the nearly four-month long protest movement

Thai police to probe four media outlets as protests continue

Thailand’s police ordered a probe against four media outlets, a social media protest page and over 300,000 URLs, under emergency laws imposed last week

Thailand demands return to democracy

The protests in Thailand have grown into a movement against the civic-military junta in power led by the government of Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Thai protests national emergency Protests intensify in Thailand despite government’s declaration of emergency

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the streets despite the government declaring a state of emergency, specifically to put an end to protests. Meanwhile, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has said he will not resign

Anti-government protest Thailand Thousands hit the streets in anti-government demonstration in Bangkok

An estimated ten thousand people participated in a demonstration on Sunday, supporting the ongoing students’ movement calls for political reforms. This is the latest in a series of growing protests against the establishment

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