New Democracy Movement Declared, June 24 2015

Anti-coup student activists at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25 2015. These 14 plus students are from Bangkok and Khon Kaen province in North East. The activists have declared New Democracy Movement (or NDM) a day ago, which falls on the 83rd anniversary of the Siamese Revolution of 1932. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup student activists at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25 2015. 14 plus students from Bangkok and Khon Kaen university in North East have declared New Democracy Movement (or NDM) a day ago. It has coincided with the 83rd anniversary of the Siamese Revolution of 1932 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 plus pro-democracy student activists have declared New Democracy Movement (or NDM) in Thailand on June 24, 2015. It was a day of 83rd anniversary of Siamese Revolution of 1932. Symbolic. Yet it’s sad state of democracy in Thailand. 83 years on, the country being turned a clock from ‘struggling descent’ time into ‘quasi-absolute’ era. Sliding slowly.

The young activists were certainly encouraging and inspiring elements of the Era. In my view, they have shamed the society that has kept silent or submissive (No insult). They are fun loving, I sensed. And freedom loving, I felt strongly – out of their tones, face movement, eyes, hands and arms etc. Smile and laugh are all ready for them to burst. Highly determined, they vow not to flee, not to seek a bail, but to fight.

First price for refusing to vow to the Order has been materialized. All were arrested after days of peaceful street demonstration, which has become rare under the incumbent military government. They now await Military Court facing Sedition charge and charge with violating the Junta order No.3 / 2015, which bans political gathering of more than five.

I wish their determination and high spirit never gone away. This is my “Su Su” for them.

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Rongsiman Rome, one of 14 student activists of Neo Democracy Movement reads the group's statement on June 24, 2015 in Bangkok. They vow not to flee but fight for country's democracy. All of 14 activists were arrested 2 days later (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Rangsiman Rome, one of 14 student activists of New Democracy Movement was reading the group’s manifesto on June 24. Despite arrest warrant issued for most of them, students vow to fight for ultimate democracy. All were arrested 2 days later (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university showed up near Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok June 24. The student activists from Khon Kaen province in country's north east  jointly declared Neo Democracy Movement (or NDM) with students activists in Bangkok. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university joined street protest near Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok June 24. Dao Din was a leading force when New Democracy Movment was declared first at Democracy Monument in Khon Kaen province on June 8. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 plus student activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen province have showed up Pahumwan police station on June 24, which falls on the 83rd anniversary of the Siamese Revolution of 1932. The anti-coup student activists were holding pictures showing how plain clothes (left in the pic) police violently cracked down their peaceful protest on May 22 to mark one year anniversary of  the latest military coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 plus student activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen province have showed up Pahumwan police station on June 24, which falls on the 83rd anniversary of the Siamese Revolution of 1932. The student activists were holding pictures that plain clothes (left in the pic) police violently broke up their peaceful protest on May 22 as they marked one year anniversary of the latest military coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

An anti-coup activist was holding a picture showing that plain clothes police attacked  peaceful protesters on May 22, one year anniversary of the latest coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Another picture as well has shown that plain clothes police dragging peaceful protesters on May 22, one year anniversary of the latest coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university were singing at the stage near Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok June 24. They were arrested two days later along with another 7 activists from Bangkok (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university were singing at the stage near Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok June 24. They were arrested together with other 7 activists from Bangkok two days later (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup student activists at the stage near Pathumwan Police station on June 24 in Bangkok. Most of  them are from  League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (or LLTD). The 7 students along with another 7 of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university have jointly declared Neo Democracy Movement to vow not to flee but  fight for country's democracy. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup student activists from Bangkok at the stage near Pathumwan Police station on June 24. They are from various universities in Bangkok, including League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (or LLTD). (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Chonticha Chaengrew  is one and only female student among 14 activists arrested on June 26. She's been detained in Bangkok Central Women Prison. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Chonticha Chaengrew (center) is one and only female student among 14 activists arrested on June 26. She’s been detained in Bangkok Central Women Prison. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Rongsiman Rome (left) and Rattapol Supasophon (right) of  LLTD group were discussing during the demonstration near Pathumwan police station. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Rangsiman Rome (left) and Rattapol Supasophon (right) of LLTD group were discussing during the demonstration near Pathumwan police station. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

A student of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university was being treated as he's got a small injury on his foot. 7 student activists of Dao Din  have traveled back and forth between Bangkok and Isarn, the country'e north east,  where their home town Khon Kaen belongs to, in recent days as they refused to report to the police on June 19. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

A student of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university was being treated as he’s got a small injury on his foot. 7 student activists of Dao Din have traveled back and forth between Bangkok and Isarn, the country’s north east in recent since they have defied to report to the police on June 19. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

7 student activists of Dao Din group were discussing what to do next while demonstration near Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

7 student activists of Dao Din group were discussing what to do next while demonstration near Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

One of seven students activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university at demonstration held near Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Wasant Sadesit, one of seven students activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university at demonstration held near Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup student activists at the stage near Pathumwan Police station on June 24 in Bangkok. They are from Dao Din group, law students of Khon Kaen University in north east. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Anti-coup student activists at the stage near Pathumwan Police station on June 24 in Bangkok. They are from Dao Din group, law students of Khon Kaen University in north east. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Police lined up at the entrance of Pathumwan Police Station as students activists and demonstrators were trying to near the entrance on June 24. Students activists have filed charge against police for violent breaking up their peaceful protest on May 22 to mark one year anniversary of the latest coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Police have lined up at the entrance of Pathumwan Police Station as students activists and demonstrators were trying to be near the entrance on June 24. Students activists have filed charge against police for violent break-up their peaceful protest on May 22 as they marked one year anniversary of the latest coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung)

Crowds of supporters of student activists were surrounding student activists listening to their speech. 14 student activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen have jointly declared New Democracy Movement in Thailand on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Crowd of supporters were surrounding student activists listening to their speech. 14 student activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen have jointly declared New Democracy Movement on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Rongsiman Rome, one of 14 student activists of New Democracy Movement was negotiating with police at the entrance of Pathumwan police station in Bangkok June 24. Students have filed charge against police for violent break-up of peaceful gathering on May 22, one year anniversary of the latest coup. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Rangsiman Rome, one of 14 student activists of New Democracy Movement was negotiating with police at the entrance of Pathumwan police station in Bangkok June 24. Students have filed charge against police for violent break-up of peaceful gathering on May 22. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

A representative of Dao Din, the group of law students in Khon Kaen university was making passionate speech at Pathumwan police station in Bangkok. Although arrest warrants were issued for many of the students, police have not tried to arrest any of them on the day as crowd of media and supporters were present. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Chatupat Boonyapatraksa, representative of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university was making speech at Pathumwan police station in Bangkok. Police have not tried to arrest any of the students, as crowds and media were present. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

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A student activist was having dinner while demonstration held at Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok on June 24. The street activity has lasted till late night of the day. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

A student of Dao Din group of Khon Kaen university at demonstration, which was held on June 24, 83rd anniversary of Siamese Revolution of 1932. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Getting dark, but standing up. A student of Dao Din group of Khon Kaen university at demonstration on June 24, which has coinincided with the 83rd anniversary of Siamese Revolution of 1932. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Rattapol Supasophon, a member of League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (or LLTD) was making speech at crowd in Pathumwan Police station on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Rattapol Supasophon, a member of League of Liberal Thammasat for Democracy (or LLTD) was making speech at crowds in Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

A student activist from Bangkok was making speech at crowd in Pathumwan Police station on June 24 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Pornchai Yuanyee, one of the 14 student activists was making speech at crowds at Pathumwan Police station in Bangkok on June 24 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Students of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university said they were determined not to flee but fight for freedom and democracy. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Students of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university said they were determined not to flee or to seek a bail but to fight for ultimate freedom and democracy. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

"Thought can't be prisoned..dream can't be blocked..." reads the poem written on back of T-shirts. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

“Thought can’t be prisoned..dream can’t be blocked…” reads the poem written on back of T-shirts. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Lawyer of 7 students from Bangkok explained that he filed a complaint against police for violent break-up of peaceful gathering on May 22. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Krisadang, lawyer representing of the 7 students from Bangkok explained that he filed a complaint against police for violent break-up of peaceful gathering on May 22. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Students of Dao Din group were singing a song loudly at  Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Students of Dao Din group were singing loudly at Pathumwan police station in Bangkok on June 24. One of the songs of the day was ‘Do you hear the people’s sing’ of the musical film Les Miserables. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

After a day of street activity was done with out any arrest, students did scrum down as they were moving to vehicle by which they would reach at a shelter on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

As a day of street activity done on June 24, students did scrum down while moving to vehicles by which they would reach at shelter. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Firmly holding arms in arms, student activists  were moving to vehicle by which they would reach at a shelter on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Holding firm arms in arms, student activists were moving to vehicles by which they would reach at their shelter on June 24. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Student activists of Dao Din group from Khon Kaen university and the ones from Bangkok were getting into taxis, swiftly. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Coordinated in swift. Student activists of New Democracy Movement were getting into taxis by which they would reach at their shelter on June 24 (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Pansak Srithep was a driver of one of several taxis by which students activists got on to move safe house. Pansak is pro-democracy activist and taxi driver who lost his son during the bloody crackdown in 2010. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

Pansak Srithep, driver of one of several taxis for students activists. He is pro-democracy activist and also taxi driver, who lost his son during the bloody crackdown on Red Shirts in 2010. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 student activists at Democracy Monument in Bangkok. They have continued their pro-democracy street activity next day, June 25, a day before they were arrested.  (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 student activists gathered next day again at Democracy Monument in Bangkok. They have continued their pro-democracy street activity on June 25, a day before all were arrested. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

14 student activists have continued their pro-democracy street activity next day, June 25, a day before they were arrested around Democracy Monument. Several 'No Coup' signs were posted (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

A few ‘No Coup’ signs were posted on Democracy Monument on June 25. The monument is commemoration of Siamese Revolution of 1932. (© Lee Yu Kyung 2015)

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