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Bangkok anti-government protests see riot police use water cannon and shields – ABC News

Thousands of protesters are met by police water cannon fire after gathering in monsoonal rains to call for reform of Thailand’s monarchy and for Prime Minister …



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Thai police used water cannons and pushed forward with riot shields and batons in an attempt to disperse thousands of protesters who defied a ban on demonstrations for a second day.
Key points:

  • Pro-democracy activists want former military general Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign as Prime Minister
  • Since August protests have directly criticised Thailand’s monarchy, shocking conservative royalists
  • Dozens of protesters have been arrested this week, with some potentially facing l…

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