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World Thai Protesters Plan Rally While Evading Authorities

12:05  18 october  2020
12:05  18 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Authorities shut transport services to thwart demonstrators. Protesters pressing for premier’s The rallies ended peacefully by 8 p.m. local time with demonstrations also being reported from more The latest rallies followed nighttime clashes between police and demonstration at an intersection in

Anti-government protesters plan to defy a ban on gatherings in Thailand ’s capital for a third day and hold rallies across the nation, escalating a three-month old movement in support of monarchy reform and greater democracy. Pro-democracy protesters will return to stage a demonstration in Bangkok

(Bloomberg) -- Anti-government protesters in Thailand planned to gather again in Bangkok on Sunday despite a ban on large groups and police crackdowns on demonstrations in recent days.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: BANGKOK, THAILAND - OCTOBER 17: Protesters attend a rally on October 17, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. This rally marks the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July where students and anti-government protesters call for governmental reform. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) © Photographer: Getty Images/Getty Images AsiaPac BANGKOK, THAILAND - OCTOBER 17: Protesters attend a rally on October 17, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. This rally marks the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July where students and anti-government protesters call for governmental reform. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Protest organizers are using social media to arrange rallies without giving exact locations ahead of time to avoid being thwarted by authorities. A similar tactic was used on Saturday when tens of thousands of protesters met at several venues across the capital.

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(Bloomberg) -- Thai protesters planned a fresh rally on Thursday after Prayuth Chan-Ocha declared a state of emergency in Bangkok, prompting police to disperse demonstrators who surrounded his office in an early-morning raid. The protest group, known as the People’s Party, confirmed that police

Thousands of Thais have rallied in Bangkok for the second day to demand political reforms, defying an emergency decree banning such gatherings. Police used water cannon to disperse the mostly young activists, who tried to push back with umbrellas.

Several rail stations have been ordered to shut ahead of Sunday’s demonstrations, according to a police statement.

Organizers had told supporters of the movement in Bangkok to be ready at train stations by 3 p.m. local time to await further instructions. They later announced the protest will be held at Victory Monument in central Bangkok.

Several protests are also planned in other cities across Thailand.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha had asked authorities to be on the lookout for groups that may incite violence during protests, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Sunday.

The protesters are calling for greater democracy and reform to the monarchy. They have broken long-held taboos about publicly criticizing the royal family and have questioned laws that stifle discussion of the monarchy.

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Thai protesters declare 'victory' in monarchy reform rallies , after delivering their demands to authorities . (CNN) Anti-government protesters in Thailand declared "victory" on Sunday, after handing a list of demands for monarchy reform to Bangkok authorities -- an explosive and

Why are there protests ? Thailand has a long history of political unrest and protest , but a new wave began in February after a court ordered a His whereabouts remain unknown and protesters accuse the Thai state of orchestrating his kidnapping - something the police and government have denied.

They’re also calling for the resignation of Prayuth’s government and a rewriting of the constitution, which was drafted by a military-appointed panel after the premier, a former army chief, took power in a 2014 coup. The activists say the charter was instrumental in helping Prayuth retain power after the 2019 elections.

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