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US News Thailand: Pro-democracy demonstration in Bangkok against the law on the crime of lese-majesté

20:05  08 march  2021
20:05  08 march  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Heaps of junk were even deposited in front of the court and set on fire by some demonstrators

Des militants prodémocratie manifestent devant le tribunal à Bangkok (Thaïlande) début mars 2021 contre la loi sur la lèse-majesté et la constitution. © Sakchai Lalit / AP / SIPA Pro-democracy activists demonstrate in front of the court in Bangkok (Thailand) in early March 2021 against the lese majesté law and the constitution. PROTEST - Heaps of garbage were even deposited in court and set on fire by some demonstrators

Several hundred people demonstrated this Saturday in Bangkok ( Thailand ) to protest against the lese majesty law and demand the release of imprisoned pro-democracy activists .

Launched in July 2020, the movement calls for the departure of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and the abolition of the constitution inspired by the military . Protesters are calling for the removal of the King's Defamation Act, an offense punishable by 15 years in prison. It is notably under this law that leaders of the pro-democracy movement have been indicted.

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- RTBF info (@RTBFinfo) March 6, 2021 Demonstrations since 2020

This Saturday, the demonstrators chanted " Prayut, go away! "And" We must abolish (article) 112 "- the article of the Penal Code on the crime of lese majesté . When they arrived in court, some demonstrators piled up rubbish and set it on fire under a portrait of the king. Others held up portraits of pro-democracy activists jailed for lese majesty.

A dozen demonstrators were finally arrested. Tens of thousands of people participated in Bangkok protests against the government of former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha in 2020. Many of them also demanded reform of the monarchy, despite the heavy penalties incurred by those who criticize it.

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