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France 24 18 Oct 2020

Huge crowds in Bangkok challenge Thai protest ban for fourth day

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Tens of thousands of protesters defied a ban on gatherings of more than four people to mass at a major Bangkok landmark Sunday, carrying posters portraying activists detained in four straight days of strident anti-government rallies.


Protesters in Thailand take on the taboo that outlaws criticism of the political system and the monarchy at the heart of it.

Contributors:

Pavin Chachavalpongpun - Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Warong Dechgitvigrom - Founder, Thai Pakdee
Jutatip Sirikhan - President, Student Union of Thailand
Pravit Rojanaphruk - Senior Writer, Khaosod English

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Intro 00:00
Thailand Protests 02:03
Radar 10:17
Sports Broadcasting 13:47
End Note 23:42
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Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on Thursday in the Thai capital, Bangkok, calling for police to free arrested activists, defying emergency measures imposed earlier to quell a pro-democracy movement.

Thailand imposed "serious" emergency measures banning gatherings of more than five people in a bid to stop youth-led demonstrations that have been rocking the country since mid-July.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler has more from Bangkok.
Hundreds of #protesters gathered Thursday in the Thai capital #Bangkok calling for police to free arrested activists, defying emergency measures imposed earlier to quell a pro-#democracy movement.

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