Drummers stage flashmob to demand bail for detained activists

On 13 November 2021, the performers' network RasaDrums staged a flashmob in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) to demand the right to bail for detained activists.

A representative of the group said that they want to stage the event to show that they still stand with their detained friends, and said that they will continue to play their drums with the hope that they can encourage others to keep fighting.

According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), since July 2020, at least 1636 people are now facing charges for participating in pro-democracy protests.

25 people are currently detained pending trial, 6 of whom are detained on royal defamation charges: Anon Nampa, Parit Chiwarak, Jatupat Boonpattaraksa, Panupong Jadnok, Benja Apan, and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul.

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