Teenage “Thaluwang” protest leader Ploy shaves her head to protest Thai Court’s bail revocation against two pro-democracy protesters

Bangkok –

“Thaluwang” protest leader Benjamaporn “Ploy” Nivas shaved her head in front of the Bangkok Special Prison to protest the Court’s bail revocation against two pro-democracy protesters yesterday, May 3rd.

This followed two “Bad Student” demonstrators, Netiporn “Pakboong” Sanesangkhom and Nutthanit “Baipor” having their bail revoked on the charge of lese-majeste by the South Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday, claiming that both activists broke their bail conditions by calling for people to join a protest, referring to a public poll survey about alleged traffic problems from a royal motorcade on February 8th. The activities, according to the verdict, also led to a clash with pro-institution protesters and public disorder.


As of Tuesday evening, Ploy along with members from Thaluwang group and other pro-democracy activists arrived at the Bangkok Special Prison to hold a protest, calling for the bail release.

The dramatic scene began when the 17-year-old protester began shaving her head while giving a speech in front of the prison. She said that she had been charged for two lese-majeste cases. She and her friends who were in prison for similar charges only came out to call for democracy, rights, and freedoms that she claimed were taken away by the current government.


“I didn’t think that my friends who shared meals together were sent to prison is fair. Prisons were not a place that any human beings who are peacefully calling for change should even be in.” Ploy added.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.