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World Thai protesters’ plaque removed from near palace - police

04:20  21 september  2020
04:20  21 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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BANGKOK — A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed , police said on Monday. The plaque was placed on Sunday after a weekend rally by tens of thousands of people who

BANGKOK: A plaque placed by Thai protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok which declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed , as police warned on Monday (Sep 21) they may charge those behind the symbolic gesture.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed, police said on Monday.

Student leaders install a plaque near the Grand Palace in Bangkok © Reuters/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA Student leaders install a plaque near the Grand Palace in Bangkok

The plaque was placed on Sunday after a weekend rally by tens of thousands of people who cheered calls for reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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BANGKOK, Sept 21 — A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed , as police warned today they may charge those behind the symbolic gesture.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed , police said on Monday. The plaque was placed on Sunday after a weekend rally by tens of thousands of

"I’ve received a report that the plaque is gone but I don’t know how and I don’t know who did it," Bangkok’s deputy police chief Piya Tawichai told Reuters.

"Police are checking with the BMA (Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) and checking who took it out as the plaque is part of the evidence to charge the protest group (for this wrongdoing),” Piya said.

After the protest, people queued up to take pictures next to the plaque, which also features a hand giving the three-finger salute adopted by pro-democracy protesters.

Protesters have grown ever bolder during two months of demonstrations against Thailand's palace and military-dominated establishment, breaking a longstanding taboo on criticising the monarchy - which is illegal under lese majeste laws.

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – A plaque placed by Thai protesters to declare that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king was removed from near the Grand Palace in Bangkok overnight and police said on Monday they may charge those behind the symbolic gesture. The plaque was cemented in

A plaque placed by Thai pro-democracy protesters near the Grand Palace in Bangkok that declared that Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has been removed , as police warned on Monday they may charge those behind the symbolic gesture.

a close up of some shoes: A plaque declaring © Reuters/JORGE SILVA A plaque declaring "This country belongs to the people" is pictured during a mass rally to call for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and reforms in the monarchy, near the Grand Palace in Bangkok

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; editing by Matthew Tostevin, Kim Coghill and Ed Davies)

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