TU commemorates October 6, 1976 massacre
BANGKOK(NNT) - This morning at Thammasat University (TU), an event was organized to mark the 44th anniversary of the October 6, 1976 massacre. The Move Forward Party leader, Pitha Limjaroenrat, urges the government to learn from the past incident, so as to prevent violence and history from repeating itself.
University students, relatives of the victims of the massacre, and representatives of political parties and other sectors laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial ground inside the university’s Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok. Today’s event was held to commemorate the loss of life in the mass pro-democracy movement in 1976. People, who are interested in Thai history and important events of the country, can attend discussions and observe an exhibition on the October 6, 1976 massacre.
Move Forward leader Pitha, who attended the event, said the October 6, 1976 massacre serves as a lesson and a reminder for Thai people. Although people have different political views, the government should not resort to violence because it will create loss. The government should not let history repeat itself, especially during this political turning point. People should avoid using words and discourses that promote hatred, which can lead to violence.
Mr. Pitha added that the House committee studying constitution amendments has not yet asked the opposition to provide information on the amendment bills. He believes different committees were set up in order to cause a delay. Before the motions were proposed, all sides had already spent considerable time studying them, and further studies should not be conducted.
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