TU students pose with cutouts of dissidents


TU students pose with cutouts of dissidents

Protesters find new ways to make a statement outside contentious graduation ceremony

Protesters adjust a cardboard figure of exiled academic Somsak Jeamteerasakul before a graduation ceremony, which some students are boycotting, at Thammasat University on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)

Some students at Thammasat University posed with cardboard cutouts of well-known critics of the monarchy on Saturday in a protest before a ceremony at which His Majesty the King was to present degrees.

Youth and student-led demonstrations that began in July by demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and a new constitution are increasingly calling for curbs on royal powers, breaking a longstanding taboo.

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