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Thailand repression will only feed public anger: Thanathorn

Embattled Future Forward leader senses 'change' ahead of 'Run Against Dictatorship'

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the anti-military Future Forward Party, speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Bangkok. (Photo by Wasu Vipoosanapat)

BANGKOK -- Thai opposition star Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has warned that efforts to silence him and his Future Forward Party will only create "more angry people," as he fights for his own political survival.

The pro-military government and its ultraconservative proxies think that "dissolving us would stop the momentum that is building up against them, but I think otherwise," he told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview at Future Forward's Bangkok headquarters. "Everywhere I go you can feel the winds of change. It is tangible."

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