torsdag 15. oktober 2020

Thai protests: Large gatherings banned under emergency decree

The Thai government has announced an emergency decree to stem largely peaceful protests in Bangkok, including a ban on large gatherings. In a televised announcement read out by police it said urgent measures were needed to "maintain peace and order". On Thursday morning police arrested several activists, including three key protest leaders. The student-led democracy movement has called for the prime minister to resign and curbs on the king's powers.