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Thailand protests


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.

Bangkok shuts down transit systems as protesters persist

October 17, 2020 5:07 pm

All stations of Bangkok's elevated Skytrain mass transit system were ordered closed Saturday afternoon in an effort to thwart protests. A line of the underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads.

As motorcade rolls by, Thai Royal family glimpses the people’s discontent

October 15, 2020 4:56 pm

For months now, pro-democracy protesters have gathered by the thousands to call for reforms to the monarchy and military, influential institutions that have dominated Thailand’s power structure for decades.

Thailand bans large gatherings as challenge to establishment escalates

October 15, 2020 10:51 am

Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered Wednesday for a rally being held on the anniversary of a 1973 popular uprising that led to the ousting of a military dictatorship, amid a heavy police presence and fear of clashes with political opponents.