Thai protesters take to streets in new present of defiance


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BANGKOK — A whole lot of Thai anti-government protesters demonstrated in Bangkok on Sunday, once more defying a ban on protests in opposition to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the highly effective monarchy.

Demonstrations have continued regardless of the arrest of dozens of protesters and their leaders, using water cannon and shutdowns on a lot of Bangkok’s metro rail system in a bid to quell over three months of road motion.

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Protesters moved shortly from level to level, posting completely different websites for doable demonstrations on social media.

“We’ll keep till it’s over or transfer to a different location with different activists,” mentioned Dee, 25, one among a number of dozen protesters at Asok, one of many busiest interchanges in Bangkok. A whole lot gathered on the Victory Monument, practically 5 km (three miles)away by street.

Protesters at Asok put up handwritten up notices on the shuttered station that learn “Does licking the boots of the dictator style good?” and different utilizing coarser language.

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A couple of police gathered on the opposite aspect of the interchange however didn’t instantly intervene.

“We’re dedicated to take care of peace and order. So as to take action we’re sure by legal guidelines, worldwide requirements, human rights.” police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen advised a information convention.

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