Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

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Pro-democracy protesters outside the Salaya campus of Mahidol University on the outskirts of Bangkok on Thursday. (Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images)

On Nov. 1, Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn took the unprecedented step of mingling with monarchist supporters in the center of Bangkok. The king took the occasion to assure TV reporters that “Thailand is the land of compromise.”

He is clearly feeling the heat. For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of young people have been protesting around the country, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the ex-general who topped our elected government in a 2014 military coup. But they’ve also been challenging the role of the monarchy, a daring move in a country where criticizing the king can bring harsh punishment.…  Seguir leyendo »