Otago Daily Times

Protests defy crack­down

- Crime · Disasters · Politics · Asian Politics

Bangkok: Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple took to the streets in a wave of protests across Bangkok and other Thai cities on Satur­day in de­fi­ance of a gov­ern­ment crack­down, fol­low­ing three months of demon­stra­tions aimed at the prime min­is­ter and monar­chy.

Many pro­test­ers said they had been stirred into ac­tion by po­lice use of wa­ter can­non on Fri­day to dis­perse thou­sands of youth­led pro­test­ers, in­clud­ing many chil­dren.

Po­lice at­tempts to thwart pro­test­ers by shut­ting down Bangkok’s pub­lic trans­port net­work back­fired when it led to lo­calised protests across the city. There were also demon­stra­tions in at least six cities out­side Bangkok. — Reuters

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