Politics

October 14, 2020

Thai Pro-Democracy Protesters Surround Government House

Image by karolranis from Pixabay 

The Gist

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Bangkok to call for reforms to the monarchy and the resignation of the Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. 

The List

  • Protesters first gathered at Democracy Monument, then they walked to Government House where they called for the resignation of the PM
  • Wednesday's protests are the latest development in the months-long campaign against the powers of the establishment in Thailand. 
  • Protesters are demanding that the power of King Maha Vajiralongkorn would be limited - the king spends most of his time in Germany. 
  • When Queen Suthida traveled in a limousine just a few meters from the protests, the demonstrators started shouting "My tax money!".
  • Pro-government demonstrators mounted counterprotests, they are wearing yellow shirts - the color of the establishment. 

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