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Doing journalism is not a crime

Editorial by The Isaan Record

Photos by Atithep Janthet

The act of dispersing the “People’s Party 2020” demonstration on October 16 in the area in front of Siam Center and the Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok was not unexpected because before that there had been two dispersals of such demonstrations already starting on October 13 and continuing until now.But what happened after the use of violence in the dispersal of protesters with high-pressure water hoses mixed with tear gas was, despite the protesters conducting themselves peacefully and completely unarmed. It only goes to show that the actions of the authorities, besides causing injury to some demonstrators both physically and mentally, still had an effect on “Thai and international reporters as well” as there were more than a few journalists who were also injured, along with their equipment being destroyed from the…

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