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    Plaque symbolizing Thai democracy removed in less than a day



    A plaque symbolizing Thailand’s transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a historic royal field


    BANGKOK -- A plaque symbolizing Thailand's transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a historic royal field.

    The weekend demonstrations were the largest this year by protesters who vowed to press on with calls for new elections and reform of the monarchy.

    The plaque had been installed at Sanam Luang on Sunday to replace one mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago. On Monday morning, journalists saw hardened cement in place of the new plaque.

    A couple of police officers arrived moments later. It was unclear who ordered the removal of the plaque, and when it was removed.

    Taiwuth Kankaew, the director of the Department of Public Works of Bangkok Metropolitan Authority, responsible for surveying and repairing damages in Sanam Luang, said he has no knowledge who removed the plaque.

    Sanam Luang is a designated royal site, which until the last few years was open to all.
    It is near the Grand Palace.

    Plaque symbolizing Thai democracy removed in less than a day - ABC News
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    I just posted the same thing, but on the mob in the streets thread..

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    I'm sure no one's surprised it's been removed.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    I just posted the same thing, but on the mob in the streets thread..
    Sorry Mate ... didn't see that.

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    Lasted longer than I expected, unlike the illusion of democracy that hangs over society like a dark cloud

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    Democracy.
    What version of democracy might we be speaking of?

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    Thailands problem is the democracy. Give some power back to the monarchy. Long live the King.

    In Thailand , it's one of the few places in the world , where you can still feel the enlightenment of monarchy in the air. Every Thai girl that I ever met , respected the King.

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    ^ Think you need to go to Germany to find that now.

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