With the APEC summit kicking off today, anti-government activists said they will rally against the event starting this afternoon.
Two youth-led anti-government groups, Thalufah and Ratsadon, announced that at 5pm today they would gather at the Lan Khon Muang square near City Hall to carry out a peaceful protest.
The rally, dubbed “Stop APEC 2022”, is aimed at calling out the military-backed government and its prime minister, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, for hosting a summit that protesters say fails to represent the voices of the people.
“This summit has only government authorities and representatives from big-name capitalists that monopolize the industries,” a statement from the activist groups reads.
“The APEC agreement would bind Thailand to pressure from other countries to implement policies that only benefit venture capitalists, while the…