Tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday, for the fourth day in a row, continued with demonstrations in Thailand, despite a ban by the local authorities on gathering in Bangkok. The protestors are demanding the immediate resignation of the nation’s prime minister and a thorough reform of the monarchy.
Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand told reporters that he will consider legal measures against anyone who has broken the prohibition on democratic assemblies after having an emergency cabinet meeting on Fridays. Prayut also advised reporters that a curfew may be enforced if the crisis escalates.
Thais in their tens of thousands on Thursday defied the state of emergency that was imposed just a few hours earlier by the authorities, and took to the streets again to demonstrate for democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country. After weeks of protests, there was a wave of arrests of leading activists.
Several prisoners are said to have escaped from Buriram prison in northeastern Thailand on Sunday, when a riot sparked by fears of the coronavirus broke out in the facility. The Justice Ministry has said that seven of the inmates have been re-arrested. During the riot, dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows.
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A Thai soldier has killed at least 20 people in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, northeast of Bangkok. The information regarding the attack was released by the Thai Defense Ministry. “There are about 20 dead,” Kongcheep Tantravanich, Defense Ministry spokesman said. The attack occurred in several parts of the city and the soldier is reportedly currently hiding in a huge shopping mall in the city.
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