Pro-democracy activists in Thailand launched their fifth straight days of protests on Sunday, scheduling demonstrations not just in the capital but also at several other locations around the country.
The demonstrators received a new warning from police that they are violating the law. On Saturday, however, few people were arrested as peaceful rallies were held at several points around Bangkok, the capital, with several thousand people taking part. Read more…..
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Protests in Thailand continued for a fifth straight day on Sunday October 18, 2020. Thousands of demonstrators defied a ban on gatherings to take over streets in the capital Bangkok and in at least a dozen provinces. Since March, Thai protesters have been calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a more democratic constitution and for reform of the monarchy. In an effort to crack down on the protests, police have deployed water cannons firing a stinging fluid and officers arrested dozens of people, including a human rights lawyer.