Thai government trying to avoid using force against protesters, says PM | AFP

Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says his government is trying to avoid using excessive force against protesters, but that demonstrators must not damage property.

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Thai pro-democracy protests continue for fourth day under state of emergency | AFP

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors take over a major Bangkok intersection with posters bearing the faces of arrested activists, defying a ban on gatherings and stern warnings from authorities who have escalated a crackdown in recent days.

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Thailand: Hundreds of protesters shut down traffic at Democracy Monument | AFP

Thai pro-democracy protesters hold up portraits of arrested activists at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument in the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations in defiance of an emergency decree banning gatherings.

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Young Thai protesters back on Bangkok’s streets

Thousands of young Thai protesters returned to the streets of Bangkok on Saturday, a day after riot police used water cannon to break up a rally in the center of the city. (Oct. 17)

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Thai activist charged with intention to harm Queen

Thai activist charged with intention to harm Queen

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Thailand: Police and protesters clash, water cannon used | AFP

Thai police use water cannon against protesters and clash in central Bangkok, as the pro-democracy activists defy an emergency decree banning gatherings for a second night running.

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Thai police close roads to prevent planned protest | AFP

Thai police closes roads to prevent protest from happening at Ratchaprasong intersection after a call for another gathering following government’s emergency decree that bans gatherings of more than four people and arresting around two dozen of the most prominent protesters.

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10,000 protesters defy Thai crackdown after emergency decree | AFP

Some 10,000 Thai protesters gathered Thursday in defiance of a sweeping crackdown after authorities moved to crush months of pro-democracy demonstrations by imposing emergency powers and rounding up leading activists.

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Thai protesters defy ban to gather in Bangkok town centre | AFP

Hundreds of protesters gather 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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Images outside Government House as Thailand declares state of emergency | AFP

Images outside Government House in Bangkok. The Thai government declared a state of emergency banning gatherings of more than four people and outlawing online posts deemed a threat to national security on Thursday in a move to end simmering pro-democracy protests.

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Thai protesters demand PM quits after scuffles with royalists | AFP

Thousands of Thai protesters march on the Prime Minister’s office to demand his resignation after scuffling with royalists opposed to the youth-led movement’s calls for reforms to the monarchy.

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Thailand: candlelight ceremony to mark fourth anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death | AFP

People gather in front of Grand Palace in Bangkok for a candlelight ceremony to mark fourth anniversary of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death.

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Thai protesters install commemorative ‘People’s Plaque’ | AFP

Thai student activists install a commemorative “People’s Plaque” onto the paved area adjacent to Bangkok’s historic Sanam Luang field located next to the Grand Palace. The newly installed plaque is a reference to an original brass one which mysteriously disappeared in 2017 — after King Maha Vajiralongkorn took power. It commemorated the end of royal absolutism in 1932 after a revolution that transitioned the kingdom into a constitutional monarchy.

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Thai protesters march to Privy Council’s office, call for royal reform | AFP

Thai protesters march to the Privy Council’s office — opposite the Grand Palace in Bangkok — to submit a list of requests, after staging the biggest protest in years in which demonstrators demand reforms to the unassailable monarchy.

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Protestors break into university as Thai rally begins | AFP

Protestors broke into Thammasat University in Bangkok on Saturday as a youth-led pro-democracy rally in the Thai capital begins, calling for PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy.

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Thai activists arrive at court for anti-government protest trial | AFP

Prominent Thai activist and human rights lawyer, Anon Numpa, arrives at criminal court alongside another activist Panupong “Mike Rayong” Jaadnok, as their trial starts at Bangkok for his participation in July 18 anti-government protest.

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Thai deaf beauty pageant highlights hardships for disabled during pandemic | AFP

Despite social distancing measures in place, 43 contestants – women, men and trans people – take part in the preliminaries of a beauty pageant for the deaf in Thailand. The contest which is the first since the lockdown, will designate Miss Deaf, Mister Deaf and Miss Queen Deaf, while highlighting the difficulties disabled people continue to face during the pandemic.

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Thousands gather for pro-democracy protest in Thailand | AFP

Protesters rally in Bangkok against the Thai government, with tensions rising after the arrest of three activists leading the pro-democracy movement. Thailand has seen near-daily demonstrations for the past month by student-led groups denouncing Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha — a former military chief who led a 2014 coup — and his pro-establishment administration.

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Thais ‘cast a spell’ for democracy in Harry Potter-themed protest | AFP

Wearing robes, waving wands, and casting spells, Thai youths take to the streets for a Harry Potter-themed protest against the military-aligned government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who took power during the 2014 coup and was elected last year during the disputed general elections. Protesters brandish placards condemning “You-Know-Who”, a reference to the wizarding saga’s main villain, but also a veiled attack that could potentially be aimed at either the government or King Rama X, unpopular with the young generation.

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Video shows abusive taming of baby elephant for Thai tourism | AFP

Footage of a distressed baby elephant jabbed by bullhooks at a Thai camp to tame it before joining the tourist industry has been released by conservationists in an appeal to end the practice. +CONTENT WARNING: ANIMAL CRUELTY+ IMAGES, SOUNDBITES AND FILE IMAGESNΒ°1TY2G8

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Macaque attack: humans try to take back Thai city from monkeys | AFP

Residents barricaded indoors, rival gang fights and no-go zones for humans. Welcome to Lopburi, an ancient Thai city overrun by monkeys super-charged on junk food, whose population is growing out of control.

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Thai entrepreneur connects Michelin bistros to those in need

When a nationwide lockdown stranded her thousands of miles from her business and career in Paris, Natalie Bin Narkprasert turned her focus to a new venture: building a network of volunteers – including Michelin-starred chefs – to help feed those in Thailand most affected by the pandemic and its restrictions. (June 14)

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