Thai king flies to Germany with his 30 royal poodles, entourage of 250 amid growing protests back home
Pro-democracy demonstrations have continued in Bangkok amid reports that Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has flown to Germany.
King’s second home: On Monday, Vajiralongkorn arrived in Munich and booked an entire floor of the Hilton Munich Airport hotel for his entourage of 250 people and 30 royal poodles, reported South China Morning Post.
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang was heckled by a crowd of protestors after he attempted to join a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Tuesday.
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A Burmese actor and model was recently arrested by Myanmar military forces as part of a crackdown on celebrities that support their opposition.
Paing Takhon, 24, went viral last January after photos of him dressed up as a hot “monk” were posted on social media.
Rihanna took to the streets of New York City this past weekend with her assistant to protest the surge of violence against the Asian community.
Visualized in a series of posts by her assistant Tina Truong, whom she attended the Sunday march with, the Fenty founder could be seen wearing mostly all black, with long locks, sunglasses and a hat to cover her identity. The only stand-out part of her outfit was the neon pink poster she was carrying that read “STOP ASIAN HATE” on one side and a neon green “HATE = RACISM AGAINST GOD” on the other.
A day after a rally dispersal that resulted in 38 people losing their lives in Myanmar on Wednesday, citizens returned to the city streets to continue the protests.
Protesters gathered in Los Angeles and New York City on Saturday to denounce the escalating number of violent incidents against Asian Americans in the country.
Organized by Stand For Asians Solidarity, an informal ad hoc committee, the Los Angeles rally was held at the State Historic Park adjacent to Chinatown.
Apparently out to humiliate Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s official “consort,” a still unidentified party reportedly sent sexually explicit photos of her to anti-monarchy activists outside the country.
Leaked images: British journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall and Thai academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun were among the recipients of over a thousand pictures of Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, many of which are nudes, The Times reported.
More than 300,000 farmers in India are taking to the streets to protest a set of three laws passed in September that would deregulate the country’s agriculture sector.
Contentious laws: These reforms have been called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “watershed moment” for Indian agriculture, the BBC reported.
Thai protesters are using giant inflatable rubber ducks to defend themselves against police water canons and a liquid laced with tear gas as massive protests continue in the country.
Inflatable defense: The Tuesday demonstration in front of the Parliament House in Bangkok was marked as the most violent protest since the start of the movement in July, according to the BBC.
A protest movement started by students in Thailand in July has escalated in recent weeks, igniting a national call for a new constitution that reached a fever pitch over the weekend.
A pair of pro-democracy rappers and a lawyer were among the nine activists recently arrested in Thailand for their participation in the spate of anti-government protests.
A Filipina American nurse was harassed by a White woman while giving out free water and masks during a Black Lives Matter protest in Fort Lee, New Jersey.