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Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

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The Democracy Monument in Bangkok

The Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: Marcin Konsek. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop on a small demonstration at the Democracy Monument.

There was a chaotic scene as policemen dragged one of the activists, Chatuphat Boonpattharaksa, from the top of a pick-up truck and bundled him into a waiting police van as dozens of demonstrators screamed in protest.

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By Thai PBS World

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