Andre Malerba

Photographer
  
Bangkok Protests Turn Violent Over Mishandling Of Covid-19
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: American
Biography: Andre is a fully accredited photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked all over Southeast Asia and further afield, from Sri Lanka to Mongolia. From 2013-2016 he covered Myanmar exclusively, as the country struggled through the... read on
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Bangkok Protests Turn Violent Over Mishandling Of Covid-19
andre malerba
Aug 19, 2021
Bangkok, Thailand - Pro-democracy protests have ramped up in a major way, with almost daily demonstrations and rallies. Comprised primarily of youth groups like REDEM, WeVo, Free Youth Group, and Thalufa, some have become violent, preferring frequent clashes with police over the more traditional style of speeches and symbolism. This has led to the frequent use of tear gas and rubber bullets by police, and slingshots and homemade firecrackers and cherry bombs by protestors. However, there is also a growing sentiment that peaceful protest is needed, and for now the two sides remain united only over their desire to see the resignation of Thai Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-Ocha, due to his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, corruption within government and the on-going dissatisfaction with the quasi-democratic state of things.
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