Bangkok shuts down transit systems as protests persist
The Philippine Star|October 18, 2020
BANGKOK (AP) – Authorities in Bangkok yesterday shut down mass transit systems and set up roadblocks as Thailand’s capital faced a fourth straight day of determined anti-government protests.

The protesters have been doing their best to elude the authorities, using social media to assemble followers before the police have time to block them.

The government has announced plans to take legal action against Twitter and Facebook accounts that announce the protests, but fresh calls to action were posted yesterday.

The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform.

The protests have been called in defiance of a state of emergency imposed last Thursday.

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