Pro-democracy groups to gather at Ratchaprasong for Pai Dao Din

Leading anti-junta activist groups have planned to gather at Ratchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok from 5-6 pm on 18 January 2017 to support Jatuphat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa.

The organisers of the ‘Anything for Pai’ event are the New Democracy Movement (NDM) of which Jatuphat is a member and Resistant Citizen, another well-known anti-junta group.  

The group will gather on the skywalk at the intersection to write postcards and perform other activities.

Jatuphat, a key member of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), was the first person charged with lèse majesté under the reign of King Vajiralongkorn.

He was accused of violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code for sharing on his Facebook account a controversial biography of the King published by BBC Thai.

Leading members of NDM and Resistant Citizens gathered at Hua Lamphong Station, Bangkok, for a trip to Khon Kaen Province in northeastern Thailand to visit Jatuphat on 12 January 2017 (file photo)