August 10, 2020

Thai pro-democracy rally attracts thousands as discontent swells

Pathum Thani (Thailand) (AFP) – Thousands of people from all walks of Thai society came out in force Monday to an anti-government protest, the largest ever show of dissent targeting premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s administration after weeks of rallies. Waving rainbow flags, acerbic signs and posters of missing pro-democracy activists, the demonstrators descended in waves to Thammasat University in the outer edges of Bangkok as the sun set. The robust attendance comes after weeks of near-daily student-led protests denouncing Prayut’s military-aligned administration.Over the weekend, two activists w…


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