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Amending Thai Constitution may be only way to reach political resolution

A man pushes against police officers during an anti-government protest, in Bangkok, on Oct 16, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

Thailand's youthful anti-government protesters outsmarted police early last Friday evening by switching their gathering point at the last minute.

In the end, though, the police got the last laugh when they cleared Bangkok's Pathumwan intersection by blasting protesters with stinging jets of water and sending in officers with riot gear to push back crowds of umbrella-toting demonstrators.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 18, 2020, with the headline 'Amending Thai Constitution may be only way to reach political resolution'. Print Edition | Subscribe