Milk tea alliance: HK protesters support Thai youth protests for democracy
Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Please see our blog 'Meme war: Milk Tea Alliance versus CCP's Little Pinks'.
Hong Kong (HK) protesters are joined in the 'Milk Tea Alliance' with Taiwan and Thailand to protest for democracy and human rights.
HK's peaceful non-violent mass protests are a youth initiative started by mass anti-extradition protests in June 2019. They are an intiative that includes demands for our UN human rights and political reforms in HK, and upholding the Joint Declaration for democracy, rule of law, civil liberties, etc. HK protesters have 5 demands.
HK protesters support all similar peaceful non-violent movements worldwide!
HK protests since 1 July 2020 have been 'silenced' by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) National Security Law and the government's COVID-19 social distancing regulations. The backlash against CCP's application of its arbitrary rule BY law is likely to bring about the end of HK government and CCP! The HK protest movement continues!
We respect our Thai sisters and brothers and we support them!
Thai protesters defy water cannon to march on palace
RTHK 8 November 2020
Despite a burst of water cannon and a police blockade, thousands of Thai protesters marched to the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday to demand curbs to King Maha Vajiralongkorn's powers and the removal of the government.
Police used the water cannon for only the second time in months of largely peaceful protests to demand greater democracy and the departure of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader.
"When the king truly cherishes democracy, all people will find happiness," the protesters said in a statement read a few dozen metres from the walls of the palace, where they were stopped by police lines.
"When you hear all the flattering praise from the people, you must also hear fearless criticisms and suggestions all the same," said the statement, signed "with power of equal human dignity" by "people".
The Royal Palace was not available for comment. It has not commented since the start of the protests.
But the king said a week ago that the protesters were still loved and that Thailand was a land of compromise, as he greeted thousands of well-wishers near the very spot that the demonstrators reached on Sunday.
Journalists estimated more than 10,000 protesters marched from Democracy Monument in central Bangkok. Police put the number at 7,000.
"Reform or revolution," read one placard.
Police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said water cannon had been fired only as a warning. The Bangkok authority's emergency unit said one police officer and four protesters were hurt during the brief confrontation outside the palace, where police had set a barricade of buses and barbed wire.
"We no longer want the monarch to interfere in politics," said Jutatip Sirikhan, one of the protest leaders. (Reuters)