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To anyone familiar with Thailand, what’s happening is breathtaking – Sydney Morning Herald

Tens of thousands of Thais are risking jail and taking on an old taboo.

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To anyone familiar with Thailand, this is breathtaking. There wasn’t just a taboo against criticising the monarch, there was and still is a 15-year jail term for the crime of lese-majeste. The police have arrested a few of the main organisers and unsuccessfully tried to force the shutdown of the Facebook group but the authorities so far are treading carefully as the protests continue to build. “It looks like these very brave and astonishingly young protesters are stepping up prepared and braced …

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