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More candle lighting sessions planned to block shutdown

A photo from Bundit Thianrat's Facebook page, taken at Kasetsart University on Thursday evening.

A photo from Bundit Thianrat's Facebook page, taken at Kasetsart University on Thursday evening.

After the candle-lighting sessions at three universities on Thursday, more activities will be hosted in the following three days by people who voice their opposition to the "Bangkok shutdown".

On Thursday evening, students at Silpakorn, Srinakarinwirot and Kasetsart universities and general people joined the candle-lighting session, to voice their opposition to the "Bangkok shutdown" on January 13, on the conviction that this would lead to violence.

More candle-lighting sessions will be held on Friday at eight locations in Bangkok during 4pm-6pm: Victory Monument, Asoke-Sukhumvit Intersection, Soi Saladaeng, MBK Centre, CentralWorld, The Mall Bangkapi, The Mall Tha Phra and Imperial Latprao.

At Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, an activity will be kicked off at 6pm, calling for an end of the protests that could lead to violence.

More activities are planned in Khon Kaen and Chiang Rai on Friday. On Saturday, such will be hosted in Chiang Mai and Chon Buri.

At 6pm on Sunday, Thammasat University’s student council will host the candle-lighting session on the football field. It aims to bring light to Thailand "engulfed by prejudice and hatred" and to stop violence.

The activity will also take place at Prince of Songkhla University’s Hat Yai Campus on Sunday, at 6pm.


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