1 Jun 2020
Political activists tied a black shroud around the Democracy Monument in commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the execution of anti-dictatorship figure Khrong Chandawong on the orders of the dictator Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat. They also raised banners with Khrong’s famous last words “Dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prosper”.
4 Jun 2019
On the 58th anniversary of the execution of Khrong Chandawong by Sarit Thanarat under Section 17 of the constitution of the time, the quote “Dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prosper” still hasn’t died away and is still used to fight against Gen Prayut’s junta; many still use this quote to protest, and have been prosecuted.