Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand march on 89th anniversary of Siamese Revolution
24 June 2021 | 4:30 pm
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand call for the premier to resign as they march on the 89th anniversary of the Siamese Revolution -- an uprising that transformed the country from absolutism to a constitutional monarchy. They took to the streets despite warnings from authorities not to gather because of soaring coronavirus infections.
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