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Thai Protesters Call for Reforms to Monarchy After Court Rules Against Activists

HeadlineNov 16, 2021

In Thailand, thousands of people took to the streets of Bangkok on Sunday in defiance of a ban on protests, after a court ruled that calls to reform the Thai monarchy amounted to attempts to overthrow the king. Since 2020, more than 150 people have been charged under a Thai law allowing prison terms of up to 15 years for anyone convicted of defaming Thailand’s monarchs. This is one of the protesters. 
bq. Peeyawith Ploysuwan: “The word 'reform' is not equivalent to abolition. Authorities want to do only the things they desire, and see people with opposing views as the bad guys, so they think that we’re trying to topple them. If society continues like this, how could we move forward?”

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