Thailand protests

Old photos circulated alongside misleading claim about Thai protests against school uniforms

Published on 08/12/2020 at 11:14

Two photos have been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim they show Thai students rejecting a call to action by pro-democracy students. The posts were shared shortly after student activists staged a protest in December 2020 by attending school in casual clothes, ignoring school uniform regulations. The claim is misleading; the photos actually show students at an event in January 2020, almost six months before youth-led pro-democracy protests broke out in Thailand in July 2020.