Faced with threat of jail, Thai anti-coup protesters hand out 'sandwiches for democracy'

June 8, 2014 2:19 PM

11 0

Faced with threat of jail, Thai anti-coup protesters hand out 'sandwiches for democracy'

BANGKOK – Activists protesting last month's military takeover in Thailand face a possible two-year jail term if they get too strident, so they've found a new way to show their sentiments: handing out "sandwiches for democracy."

A small group of student activists from Bangkok's Thammasat University were hoping to hold a picnic rally Sunday, but found the park next to their campus sealed off. So instead they paraded down a nearby street, handing out sandwiches and cakes to anyone who wanted them. One older man accompanying t...

Also read: Hillary Clinton cites ‘fake news’ as urgent threat to democracy

Read more

To category page

Loading...