Ultra-royalists threaten to destroy 1932 revolution plaque

Social media was abuzz is Wednesday after an ultra-royalist threatened on Monday to destroy the 1932 Revolution plaque located next to Rama V’s equestrian statue.

User Thepmontri Limpaphayorm posted a photo of the plaque used to commemorate the location where the People’s Party announced its revolutionary manifesto that converted Siam from absolute monarchy to democracy on June 2, 1932.
 
“Looking for the owner [of this plaque]. If you don’t come dig it out by Dec. 30, my friends and I will consider that there’s no owner. We will go remove or destroy it ourselves. If you want to keep it as a souvenir, quickly dig it out,” the message read.
 
 
 
Read the full story from Khaosod English

Since 2007, Prachatai English has been covering underreported issues in Thailand, especially about democratization and human rights, despite the risk and pressure from the law and the authorities. However, with only 2 full-time reporters and increasing annual operating costs, keeping our work going is a challenge. Your support will ensure we stay a professional media source and be able to expand our team to meet the challenges and deliver timely and in-depth reporting.

• Simple steps to support Prachatai English

1. Bank transfer to account “โครงการหนังสือพิมพ์อินเทอร์เน็ต ประชาไท” or “Prachatai Online Newspaper” 091-0-21689-4, Krungthai Bank

2. Or, Transfer money via Paypal, to e-mail address: service@prachatai.com, please leave a comment on the transaction as “For Prachatai English”