Democracy protests in Thailand
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Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

Dozens injured and face charges as Thai police use indiscriminate force on protesters again

At least 33 people, including three journalists, were reportedly injured in the indiscriminate police firing of rubber bullets on Saturday. 16 protesters were also slapped with charges

16 injured as Thai police attack demonstration in support of detained activists

Police used rubber bullets, water cannons, tear gas and baton charges against the nearly 2,000 people who marched to protest the continued detention of four activists under the country’s harsh lese majeste (insult to monarchy) laws

14 more people charged with insulting monarchy in Thailand

With the latest action by authorities, the total number of people charged under Thailand’s harsh lèse-majesté law in the recent round of protests has risen to 31. Those charged include a 16-year-old

Thai protests As Thailand continues repression, protesters stand guard against coup

Five Thai human rights activists presented themselves before the police on Monday. Meanwhile, over the previous days, protesters held “coup prevention” actions and marched to the barracks of a regiment commanded by the king

Thai protesters face charges of insulting monarchy on eve of planned rally

15 protesters have been summoned to face lèse-majesté charges that can carry upto to 15 years in prison if found guilty. The summons were sent to some of the most prominent faces of the nearly four-month long protest movement

Thai protesters Several injured in police action against pro-democracy protesters in Thailand

Protesters in Thailand are demanding a curb on the monarchy’s power. The government led by prime minister Prayush Cha-ocha has resorted to repression of the protesters and arrested several leaders

Protesters in Thailand attacked by police as they try to submit a petition to the king

Water canons and a blockade met the protesters who sought to petition the King, calling for reforms and return to democracy. Protests have been going on in Thailand for months against the military junta and seeking reduction of royal power

Thai govt. repeals emergency order a day after march demanding PM’s resignation

Protesters had submitted an unsigned letter for prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to accept abuse of power. They also gave an ultimatum of three days to the government

Thai police to probe four media outlets as protests continue

Thailand’s police ordered a probe against four media outlets, a social media protest page and over 300,000 URLs, under emergency laws imposed last week

Thailand demands return to democracy

The protests in Thailand have grown into a movement against the civic-military junta in power led by the government of Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Thai protests national emergency Protests intensify in Thailand despite government’s declaration of emergency

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the streets despite the government declaring a state of emergency, specifically to put an end to protests. Meanwhile, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has said he will not resign

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