Activists gather to commemorate 1932 revolution

Breaking News June 24, 2015 09:48

By KASAMAKORN CHANWANPEN
THE NAT

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Political activists and poets Wednesday morning gathered at the Royal Plaza to commemorate the People's Party or Khana Ratsadon and the revolution which brought democracy to the country marking its 83rd anniversary.



The ceremony started at dawn at the same hour when the People’s Party declared its first statement signifying it had staged a bloodless coup against King Rama VII. And the country, ever since, changed from the absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy.

The activity started out with activists and political observers arranging flowers for adorning the  Memorial Peg of Siamese Revolution of 1932 near King Rama V's monument to pay tribute to the promoters of Siamese revolution for bringing democracy to the country

Subsequently, the poets who were the spearheads of the celebration read poems before the peg as well as the King Rama V monument, saluting the revolution, democracy, and liberty.   

Among the participants were prominent political activists like Phra Maha Praiwan, Sirawit New Serithiwat, and Champ who were arrested last year for reading George Orwell’s 1984.

The activity went on peacefully, although about 15 policemen were nearby observing the the activity.

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