Another anti-government demonstration took place in Thailand on Sunday (16/8) local time, attended by more than 10,000 people. This demonstration was recorded as the largest demonstration of democracy ever held in the country since the 2014 military coup.
As reported Channel News Asia, Monday (17/8/2020), demonstrations led by student groups are held almost every day in different parts of Thailand for the last month. The action protests Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and his military heavy government.
On Sunday (16/8) local time, protesters took a busy crossroads around the Monument to Democracy in Bangkok. The monument was built to mark the revolution of 1932, which put an end to royal absolutism.
Thai police have closed the main road around the monument. This was announced by an employee of the capital’s police office in Bangkok AFP that the number of demonstrators present on Sunday (16/8) local time reached 10 thousand people at 18.00 local time.
“Take down the dictatorship,” shouted a number of students who joined the demonstration, carrying placards criticizing the government.
The peaceful demonstration in the area of the Monument to Democracy in Bangkok was recorded as the largest demonstration ever held in Thailand since Prayut, Thailand’s former military commander, led the coup in 2014.
Partly inspired by the Hong Kong democracy movement, these protesters in Thailand say they are without leaders and rely on social medicine to mobilize the masses and unite common public support. The reading of the hashtag “Give a time limit for dictatorship” became relevant in Thailand on Sunday (16/8) local time.