Two opposite political groups jointly gather at City Hall in Bangkok yesterday to demand government’s action against energy crisis

Bangkok –

A group of activists, led by Jatuporn Promphan of the “United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship” (UDD) and Nitithorn Lumlua of the “Peoples of Thailand” group, gathered at City Hall in Bangkok yesterday, July 3rd, to raise people’s awareness of the energy crisis as well as other people’s rights, including the abolishment of Article 112.

Both leaders, who led opposite groups of political ideologies, jointly staged a peaceful gathering at around 5:00 PM. on Sunday, mainly to show unity and raise the issue of the energy crisis to the public as well as other social problems in order to help seek agreeable solutions.

There, some pro-democracy demonstrators also joined the gathering and raised a banner to demand the lese majeste law abolishment. However, they were not reportedly interfered with by any activists or police officials.

UDD leader Jatuporn declared that there would be a coalition group of both members of the pro-democracy UDD and pro-institution Peoples of Thailand to request to the government the people’s demands. He believed that under the circumstances when people are in trouble, everyone should be united – regardless of their political beliefs.

“On our difficult days, there was a group of people who conspired to take advantage of the people…If we didn’t unify, we wouldn’t be able to fight with the government and the capitalists. Personal political beliefs are small when it comes to the matter of the country as a whole,” said Jatuporn.


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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.