Thai students mark university massacre amid junta rule



Thai students on Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of a campus massacre by state forces in the military-ruled country amid what one rights group said was a "deep-rooted culture of impunity" that has emboldened the army to intervene in politics.
Political upheavals caused by urban and rural protests destabilised Thailand between 1973 and 1976, prompting the military to intervene, saying it needed to save the country from what it called the "red menace" of socialist leaning students, academics and farmers.
On October 6, 1976, state forces and royalist mobs attacked a... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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