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Thousands gather in Bangkok for anti-government protest

Thousands gather in Bangkok for anti-government protest

Thousands of protesters in Bangkok, Thailand, demonstrated against the government of the former coup leader and PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday. The city has seen weeks of daily rallies since July. There are also calls for royal reforms which are particularly sensitive in the monarchy. A series of political scandals and the COVID-19 impact have led to growing discontent in the country.

Timothy
Timothy
Chris
Chris 0 months

One of the strictest laws in Thailand is the lese-majeste law which forbids the insult of the monarchy. Lese-majeste complaints can be filed by anyone, against anyone, and a formal investigation has to be done by the police. The extent is far enough that a grandfather who sent text messages deemed insulting to the queen was tried under this law. What I take from this is that if you ever have laws in a country that are girded too tight, you're going to see protests and eventual revolts. Thoughts?

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