Yesterday (28 March), a group of students at Kasetsart University said that university officials prohibited them from campaigning to impeach the ECT on campus, and that they were also photographed by police officers.
Three prominent universities in Thailand will host commemorative events for the 6 October Massacre to remind society about the culture of impunity, political violence and the role of student activists in Thai politics. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Thailand’s 1976 massacre, also known as the 6 October.
Youth activists advocating education reform have condemned those involved in the latest hazing scandal, urging the authorities to bring justice for the victim who nearly drowned.
Update: Seven activists in total were arrested for commemorating the 84thanniversary of the 1932 Siamese Revolution. Six are student activists from Ramkhamhaeng and Kasetsart University while another is Chanoknan Ruamsap, a youth activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM). The police accused the seven of violating the junta’s ban on political gatherings and on Saturday will request permission from the Military Court to detain them.