This weekend saw student and anti-government protesters across Thailand come out in thousands to demand the resignation of the prime minister and political reform.
Chiang Mai’s Tha Pae Gate was the stage for our city’s protests and the Free Act Chiang Mai group of artists came out in droves, in spite of the intermittent rains.
Throughout the day, artists and performance artists danced, sang, drew and held a number of activities under the national banner of “Grilled Fish State: The Tragedy”.
There was no violence, and all activities were conducted under the watchful eyes of local police.
Organisers say that the day’s activities were in protest of the enduring and insidious problems caused by the junta’s coup.
Today was a day for expression, the leaders said, and that everyone was invited to express themselves in any way they wished.