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Thai Protesters Demand Resignation of Prime Minister over Economic Crisis & COVID-19

HeadlineAug 09, 2021

In Thailand, protesters took to the streets of Bangkok Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and denouncing the government’s mishandling of the pandemic and economic crisis. Police assaulted protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. It was the latest in a series of anti-government and anti-monarchy demonstrations demanding democratic reforms. This comes as Thailand reported nearly 22,000 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and at least 212 deaths, both new records.

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