Pro-democracy protest in Thailand : All you need to know


Team Udayavani, Oct 16, 2020, 11:09 AM IST

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered again in the Thai capital Bangkok on Thursday in mass defiance of the government

Thailand’s government had announced emergency measures to ban gatherings of five or more people to try to end three months of protests. The response was one of the biggest demonstrations so far

As reported by BBC, The growing pro-democracy movement has been calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha,  the former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup and was later appointed as premier after controversial elections last year.

Protesters are demanding amendments to the constitution, a new election and an end to the harassment of rights activists and state critics.

In an attempt to “maintain peace and order”, the Thai government announced emergency measures to ban gatherings of five or more people. But protesters have since been marching against the ban.

School students who turned up to the rally used duct tape to conceal the ID tags on their school uniform

Among those arrested were the human rights lawyer Anon Nampa, the activist Prasit Krutharote, and the prominent student leaders Parit Chiwarak, known as Penguin, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, known as Rung, and Nathchanon Pairoj. Prasit, Panusaya and Nathchanon have been denied bail and will be taken to prison

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