Protest returns to Bangkok as pro-democracy protesters and riot police clash
07 March 2021 | 3:21 pm
Police shoot rubber bullets and use water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok, at a rally outside a military barracks where the Thai Prime Minister's residence is located. The movement, which is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, had lost steam in recent months, but outrage was revived after the recent detention of four prominent protest leaders on royal defamation charges.
Authorities continue to crack down on activists in Thailand calling for reform to draconian lese majeste laws. Public interest has waned, and prominent activists say they are heavily monitored.
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