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Thailand protests


Thai police use tear gas, rubber bullets to break up protest

March 21, 2021 11:14 am

The rally outside Bangkok's Grand Palace was a continuation of student-led protests that began last year and have rattled Thailand's traditional establishment, which is fiercely opposed to change, especially with regard to the monarchy.

Thai activists urge UN to help repeal royal defamation laws

December 10, 2020 4:51 pm

One of the leaders, submitted a letter to the United Nations on Thursday urging it to pressure the Thai government to stop using Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which forbids defamation of key members of the monarchy.

Thai protests target King’s property investments worth billions

December 03, 2020 12:43 pm

Thailand’s royal family has long been the biggest shareholder in two of the country’s most valuable companies as well as vast plots of land in central Bangkok that house luxury shopping malls, high-end hotels, and towering office buildings.

Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

November 28, 2020 4:37 pm

The protest movement's core demands are for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government to step down, the constitution to be amended to be more democratic, and the monarchy reformed to make it more accountable.

Thailand protesters demand King Maha to renounce royal fortune

November 26, 2020 3:10 pm

A Bangkok bank has been targeted by pro-democracy protesters demanding King Maha Vajiralongkorn cede control of a royal fortune valued at billions of dollars. Demonstrators are demanding the money go to the poor.

Thailand votes on constitutional reforms amid protests

November 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Thai lawmakers are voting on possible changes to the country's constitution and the role of the monarchy. The move comes a day after Thailand saw its most violent anti-government protests since July.

Thai protesters delivering grievance letters met with water cannons

November 09, 2020 11:55 am

The incident is the second occasion in recent months in which police resorted to using water cannons on demonstrators. Recent protests in Thailand have called for government reforms and changes to the powerful monarchy.

Thai king's praise for defiant loyalist draws controversy

October 24, 2020 2:47 pm

In a video recorded on Friday evening as Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted well-wishers outside the Grand Palace, he is heard praising a monarchist who is introduced by Queen Suthida as the man who held up the royal portrait while others were protesting.

Thailand revokes emergency decree, protesters demand Prayuth resignation

October 22, 2020 5:18 pm

The emergency rules failed to quell massive anti-government protests that have rocked Thailand for months. Protesters are demanding the resignation of former army chief turned Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution, and reforms to the powerful monarchy.

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

October 20, 2020 5:36 pm

Parliament in September made its first attempt at dealing with one of the protesters' demands when it was scheduled to vote on six proposed constitutional amendments. But the vote was canceled at the last minute as Parliament voted instead to set up a committee to further consider such proposals.