BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in Thailand's capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy. Protests have been building since mid-July to call for the removal of the government, a new constitution and elections. Under light rain, protesters spilled onto Sanam Luang, a public space opposite the Grand Palace where state ceremonies are traditionally held. Among the protesters were many of his red shirt followers, veterans of clashes a decade ago with pro-establishment yellow shirts. A 20-year-old student, who gave her name only as Waan for fear of reprisals, said it was time to reform the monarchy.
Source: The Star September 19, 2020 06:45 UTC