Hundreds of protesters demonstrate in Bangkok calling to end lèse-majesté law

Protest in front of Democracy Monument to demand Prayut’s removal

Protest in front of Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Photo: Milktea2020. CC BY-SA 4.0.

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.

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.

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)

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