Hundreds of student-led protesters demonstrated in Bangkok yesterday to demand the resignation of the Thai government and the repeal of the controversial lèse-majesté law. The protest was held by the Ratsadon group at Ratchaprasong Intersection.
🇹🇭 ICYMI: A protest group held a rally in central Bangkok on Sunday aimed at pushing forward their agenda of royal reform.
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The protest in the center of the capital comes a day before Thailand reopened its borders to travelers and tourists vaccinated against covid-19 from 62 countries, with the requirement of only one night of quarantine, a move aimed at reviving tourism.
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The protesters, led by the student group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD), collected signatures against the lèse-majesté law, which has been criticized by the UN and human rights NGOs.
-Thailand News (TN)