Thai leader orders police crackdown on democracy protests
The Philippine Star|November 20, 2020
Police stand behind coils of barbed wire in their headquarters during a rally in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies yesterday to crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, days after police used tear gas and water cannon at a Bangkok rally.

The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, unprecedented calls to reform the untouchable monarchy, and for Prayut to resign.

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