Thai students learn art of politics

Activists hold demonstrations, camps in call for action as electoral system starts up

Ms Chonthicha Jangrew, who fronts the Democracy Restoration Group, stands by a pro-democracy sculpture in Thammasat University in Bangkok.
Ms Chonthicha Jangrew, who fronts the Democracy Restoration Group, stands by a pro-democracy sculpture in Thammasat University in Bangkok.ST PHOTO: TAN HUI YEE

Ms Chonthicha Jangrew wears a T-shirt which reads: "Light a fire in the wind."

The slogan symbolises what the graduate student and her fellow activists are doing, by organising demonstrations to call for an election that Thailand's military government has repeatedly pushed back.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2018, with the headline 'Thai students learn art of politics'. Subscribe