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Rappers From ‘Rap Against Dictatorship’ Arrested In Thailand

In Thailand people have been protesting the powers in charge. People are asking for a revised constitution and for a reform of the country’s monarchy.

Today, August the 20th, a few protesters were arrested and among those 2 rappers, one of the a founding member of the group Rap Against Dictatorship.

According to this article the protests “have declared three core demands: holding new elections, amending the military-imposed constitution and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.”

Cover image: © Provided by Associated Press (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Thai Protest Band Apply For Asylum In France

Since the 2014 military coup took place in Thailand the protest band Faiyen have not been able to perform live. After starting to receive threats they fled into hiding in Laos until finally, a few days ago, they arrived in France where they have sought political asylum.

Thailand upholds what is known as the lese-majeste law which forbids anyone from speaking negatively about, threatening or insulting the Thai royal family. Several activists have gone missing since 2014 and Faiyen did not want to become a part of an ever growing list of disappearances.

Being able to now perform in France the band is already using their voice and talent to spread the word about their oppressive government. A few days ago they organised a protest concert outside the Thai embassy in Paris along with other activists and performed some of their songs.

You can find Faiyen’s music on Bandcamp and support the band.



Article cover photo from Faiyen’s Facebook page.