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Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the infamous October 6 massacre at Thammasat University in Bangkok in 1976, when 4,000 police and military forces blocked all exits from the university before firing machine guns, assault rifles, grenade launchers, and other military-grade weapons on the students after increased anti-government protests. Officially, some 45 people were killed and over 145 injured, but historians generally propose the number of casualties was much higher. The actual events on October 6, 1976, 45 years ago, were preceded by an incident a few weeks before when the tortured corpses of 2 electricity workers were found hanging […]

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Three days later after this dreadful anniversary, & still no word from Prayut. No apology, no "it won't happen again".

For European/US people who are considering a holiday here, do TAT or the junta think that this might affect peoples decision? 


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On 10/9/2021 at 7:34 PM, Leo said:

Good for them to put up a museum about this. It shows Thailand is on a very different level compared to some other countries.

Frankly, I was rather surprised when this temporary display came about and even more so when it was allowed to be open to the public for as long as it was. This side of history usually is suppressed and not spoken of in officialdom corners.

The traditional authority circle become very uncomfortable with these things.

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  • 11 months later...

Place with guns and on the anniversary an ex-police with a gun kills 30 students and teachers in the North.


No-one was ever brought to justice for the Thammasat massacre - some people present are still in authority today.

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