Happy Songkran (Thai New Year)!
Most people in Thailand will either be engaging in water fights for the next 3-4 days or hiding in their homes to avoid it all.
But certain Thais are taking advantage of the holiday to express discontent, including members of Dao Din who are unsatisfied with Thailand’s coup. This year, according to Ratchaprasong News, one Thai university professor took it upon himself to turn tradition on its head. Whereas most Songkran ceremonies focus on honoring elders, Professor Nithi Euasriwong apologized to youth during a Songkran event in Chiang Mai for not being able to protect Thai democracy against dictatorship.
We can help show our support for Thai people who are determined not to accept repression. Let’s keep the momentum going! We’ve got 90 supporters in 9 days. Keep talking about the Support Community Rights project with friends and family. Let’s double our supporters for the Thai New Year!