Student Protests in Thailand Swell, Demanding Democratic Reforms

HeadlineAug 17, 2020

In Thailand, student-led, anti-government protests continue, with over 10,000 people taking to the streets Sunday, the largest demonstration since the 2014 coup put a military junta in power. Protesters are calling for a new constitution, democratic reforms and constraints on the power of the monarchy.

Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree: “They are not happy with the dictatorship government over the past six years. They have been harassing the people who came out to call for their rights. They failed in shoring up the economy. They couldn’t even manage the relief packages for the people during the COVID-19 crisis.”

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