Thai protestors back at rallying despite covid warning


A large gathering containing hundreds of pro-democracy protestors got together in Bangkok over the demand of resignation from the government while defying all the COVID Warning received from the authorities.
They decided to march on the 89th anniversary of the Siamese revolution, an uprising that transformed the entire monarchial system of Thailand. During the second half of 2020, Bangkok witnessed daily protests against the current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s government. Still, they had to mellow it down because of the virus outbreak and authorities jailing the students.
The authorities in Thailand had to clamp down the public gatherings because the kingdom deals with the third wave of Covid-19 infections and around 3000 cases a day.
The protestors gathered at an intersection and commenced the protests with a candlelight ceremony. Despite police warning, hundreds and thousands of them gathered and marched towards the parliament house to protest against the rule of Mr. Prayut. He is a former military chief that came into power after the 2014 military coup.
Many demonstrators could be seen carrying a sign that stated abolish 112, which a defamation law, wherein a person can be jailed for 15 years for insulting the monarchy. This democracy movement sent shockwaves through the country’s establishment last year, as the protestors demanded a call for reforming the operation of the monarchy.


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