Clashes feared as Thailand sees more protests

Pro-democracy protesters attend an anti-government protest in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020.
Pro-democracy protesters attend an anti-government protest in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

Anti-government protesters in Thailand staged a fresh demonstration yesterday that attracted thousands of people after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ignored their deadline of 10pm on Saturday for his resignation.

Two of the main protest groups said they will stage a rally to the German Embassy today - in apparent defiance of the King, who spends long periods of time in Germany - in support of their demands.

The unprecedented targeting of the monarchy has also triggered rallies by pro-royalists, raising fears of clashes between the rival groups.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2020, with the headline 'Clashes feared as Thailand sees more protests'. Subscribe