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Thai Youth Call for General Strike as They Ramp Up Anti-Gov’t, Anti-Monarchy Protest

HeadlineSep 21, 2020

In Thailand, protesters are calling for a general strike as they continue to demand democratic reforms and constraints on the power and budget of the monarchy. The months-long, student-led, anti-government protest movement has seen some of the largest turnout in years, despite the pandemic. On Sunday, protesters laid a plaque in cement near the royal Grand Palace that said, “This country belongs to the people and is not the property of the monarch as they have deceived us.”

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