HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In Thailand Pro-democracy protestors clashed with police.
  • Police were found using rubber bullets, used water cannons, and tear gas.
  • The protestors were seen using barbed wire barricades leading to a confrontation with riot police.
  • According to the law of Thailand, public criticism of the King is illegal with insults to the monarchy punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police and demanded King Maha Vajiralongkorn to give up direct command of the army unit housed there in Bangkok.

Approximately 2,000 demonstrators marched from the Victory Monument of Bangkok to a nearby military barrack. The police of Thai were seen using rubber bullets and used water cannons and tear gas against the protestors.

According to reporters, the protestors were seen using barbed wire barricades leading to a confrontation with riot police as scuffles broke out. Some protestors were also seen using glass bottles as the rally turned violent.

Protests erupted at the entrance in the base of the first infantry regiment in Bangkok as demonstrators threw bottles at police. It is being claimed that at least two protestors were arrested.

Since last year, protestors have been demanding King Vajiralongkorn to give up power and PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha to step down. According to the law of Thailand, public criticism of the King is illegal with insults to the monarchy punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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