Tens of Thousands Call for Monarchy Reform at Thailand’s Largest Protest in Years
By Kyodo News 17 August 2020
BANGKOK—The largest anti-government protest in years was held in Thailand on Sunday, with mostly college students calling for reform of the country’s monarchy, which has long been shielded from criticism under a strict lese majeste law.
Local media estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 people participated in the protest in the capital Bangkok, making it the largest such protest since 2014, when then army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha seized power in a coup.
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