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‘Stop APEC’: Activists to protest against summit kicking off in Bangkok today

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…

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