1 week Calls for Thai PM’s resignation mount Manilatimes |World
BANGKOK: Thousands of Thai protesters demanding the prime minister’s resignation rallied overnight outside his office in Bangkok on Thursday after scuffling with royalists opposed to the youth-led movement’s calls for reforms to the monarchy. Student activists have staged huge demonstrations in recent months calling for Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former army chief who took power in a coup six years ago, to step down. But some protesters have also demanded reforms to the country’s powerful monarchy — a move that has prompted a backlash from Thailand’s staunchly pro-royalist establishment. Tensions flared near the capital’s Democracy Monument ahead of a ... more