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"The Thammasat University Massacre was an attack by the Thai state and its apparatus on student protesters that occurred on the campus of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand on 6 October 1976. Prior to the massacre, four to five thousand students from various universities had been demonstrating for more than a week against the return to Thailand from Singapore of former military dictator Thanom Kittikachorn. A day before the massacre, the Thai press reported on a play staged by student protesters the previous day, which allegedly featured a scene of the mock hanging of the Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. In response to this alleged outrage, the Thai state mobilized the military and the police as well as its paramilitary forces which subsequently surrounded the university. Just before dawn on 6 October, the attack on the student protesters began and continued until noon. To this day, the actual numbers of casualties remain disputed by the Thai government and survivors of the massacre alike. According to the Thai government, 46 died in the conflagration, with 167 wounded and 3,000 arrested even though many survivors claim that the death toll was well over 100. Following the massacre, the regime of Seni Pramoj was overthrown in a coup by the military which subsequently seized power and Thanin Kraivichien was then appointed by the King as the new Prime Minister. To date, the Thammasat University Massacre continues to be shrouded in controversy and silence, especially with regard to the role played by the Thai state, particularly King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in this incident." - Thank you Credit above detail by: @420200 https://infogalactic.com/info/Thammasat_University_massacre#ThammasatUniversityMassacre #ThammasatMassacre #Thailand

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