Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1546.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1763.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1244.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1232.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1642.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading AM_BangkokProtest_150821__028.jpg

BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 15: A pro-democracy protestor has tear gas washed out of his eyes during clashes with police in Bangkok, Thailand on August 15, 2021. A city-wide motorbike rally, made up primarily of Red Shirts and headed by former lawmaker, Nattawut Saikuar, rode through Bangkok and urged protestors not to confront police, but some protestors, mostly youth groups like REDEM, tried once again to reach the residence of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, ending in clashes with law enforcement.

Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1630.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210815-_45A9212.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210807-_45A1785.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210815-_45A9096.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210813-_45A8602.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210815-_45A9463.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210813-_45A8664.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading 20210813-_45A8658.jpg
Art and Documentary Photography - Loading AM_BangkokProtest_150821__033.jpg

BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 15: Pro-democracy protestors ride past a burning police booth during clashes with police in Bangkok, Thailand on August 15, 2021. A city-wide motorbike rally, made up primarily of Red Shirts and headed by former lawmaker, Nattawut Saikuar, rode through Bangkok and urged protestors not to confront police, but some protestors, mostly youth groups like REDEM, tried once again to reach the residence of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, ending in clashes with law enforcement.

News
Bangkok Protests Turn Violent Over Mishandling Of Covid-19
andre malerba
Aug 19, 2021
Bangkok, Thailand - Pro-democracy protests have ramped up in a major way, with almost daily demonstrations and rallies. Comprised primarily of youth groups like REDEM, WeVo, Free Youth Group, and Thalufa, some have become violent, preferring frequent clashes with police over the more traditional style of speeches and symbolism. This has led to the frequent use of tear gas and rubber bullets by police, and slingshots and homemade firecrackers and cherry bombs by protestors. However, there is also a growing sentiment that peaceful protest is needed, and for now the two sides remain united only over their desire to see the resignation of Thai Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-Ocha, due to his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, corruption within government and the on-going dissatisfaction with the quasi-democratic state of things.

Andre Malerba | Photographer

Andre Malerba is an American, freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer in Bangkok, Thailand, covering Southeast Asia and the larger region.
Website via Visura

Andre Malerba | Photographer is integrated to:
Visura site builder, a tool to grow your photography business
Visura's network for visual storytellers and journalists
A photography & film archive by Visura
Photography grants, open calls, and contests
A newsfeed for visual storytellers