Thais protest against ‘disappearance’ of activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, snatched by gunmen in Cambodia

Dozens of protesters outside the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok demanded an investigation and accused the Thai state of orchestrating the kidnapping.

Protests flared in Bangkok on Monday against the suspected kidnapping of a Thai activist in Cambodia which has reignited protests against Thailand’s military-royalist elite, with some online questioning a law banning criticism of the monarchy.

Small student protests over the banning of a youth-oriented opposition party had bubbled up before the coronavirus pandemic, but were stopped by government restrictions during the health crisis.

Now anger is building again around Wanchalearm Satsaksit, 37, a previously little-known activist who fled Thailand following a 2014 coup.

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