With tens of thousands of protesters cheering her on, Panusaya Sithijirawattankul stepped on to a stage near Bangkok’s ceremonial Grand Palace and confidently did what most Thais would not dare to do. She spoke out against the country’s monarchy.
- Student-led protests have been growing since mid-July
- Protesters are demanding the Prime Minister resign and for the monarchy to be reformed
- Protest leader Rung says she expected to be arrested