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15 Oct 2020

Thousands protest in Thailand in defiance of government ban

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thousands of mostly young Thais have defied an emergency decree banning all protests in a large demonstration in central Bangkok.

Although riot police were on stand-by, they took no action.

A police spokesman said tonight that prosecutions may follow.

The protesters, who want the military-backed government to resign and are also calling for reforms to Thailand’s monarchy, have vowed to return to the same location tomorrow.