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World Thai protesters move to Bangkok suburbs

14:50  28 november  2020
14:50  28 november  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai anti-government protesters demonstrated in Bangkok’s outskirts on Saturday with a duck parade and speeches demanding the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution and reforms to the monarchy.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Pro-democracy rally in Bangkok © Reuters/SOE ZEYA TUN Pro-democracy rally in Bangkok a man wearing a costume: Pro-democracy rally in Bangkok © Reuters/SOE ZEYA TUN Pro-democracy rally in Bangkok

Protests have been stepped up this week despite threats by Prayuth, a former junta ruler, to use all available laws against protesters who break them and charges of insulting the monarchy against several protest leaders.

Hundreds of people gathered in both Nonthaburi and Bang Na, to the northwest and southeast of Bangkok respectively.

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Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have confronted a motorcade carrying members of the royal family as it passed through a rally in Bangkok . The protesters , who were pushed back by ranks of police, raised the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of the protest movement.

Thousands of people have protested in the Thai capital Bangkok calling for reform of the political system, including the role of the monarchy. Saturday's student-led demonstration moved from the campus of Thammasat University to a park next to a grand palace used for royal ceremonies.

"We have had too many years of corrupt dictatorship. We want an election in which our voices are really heard," said one 24-year-old recent graduate, who gave only her nickname "A".

Thai anti-government protester during inflatable duck parade in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok © Reuters/MATTHEW TOSTEVIN Thai anti-government protester during inflatable duck parade in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok

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Protesters are seeking the removal of Prayuth, accusing him of engineering an election last year to keep power that he seized from an elected government in a 2014 coup. He has said the vote was fair and he will not resign.

Protesters have also broken taboos by seeking reforms to curb the powers of the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, saying the institution has enabled decades of military domination.

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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the shadow of Bangkok ’s Grand Palace on Saturday, staging one of the biggest Demonstrators met at Thammasat University, an institution with a history of student activism, before moving to nearby Sanam Luang, opposite the palace.

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have defied orders to leave their fortified camp in the Thai capital. The protesters - many of them women - continued to clap and cheer speakers on stage in the centre of their vast camp as a deadline passed. Soldiers have been shooting live rounds to keep

a person wearing a costume: Thai anti-government protester gives pro-democracy salute during inflatable duck parade in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok © Reuters/MATTHEW TOSTEVIN Thai anti-government protester gives pro-democracy salute during inflatable duck parade in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok

The palace has made no comment since protests began. The king has said that despite the demonstrations, the protesters are loved "all the same".

Thai protester spray-paints message on the government office in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok © Reuters/MATTHEW TOSTEVIN Thai protester spray-paints message on the government office in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok

(Reporting by Matthew Tostevin and Soe Zeya Tun; Editing by James Drummond)

Thai protest leaders face charges of insulting monarchy .
Thai protest leaders face charges of insulting monarchyBANGKOK (Reuters) - The most prominent leaders of Thai anti-government protests presented themselves at a police station on Monday to hear charges of insulting the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, but said they would not be deterred from their demonstrations.

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