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After tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators surrounded the prime minister’s office, demanding more democracy and limiting royal power, Thailand declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok. After Prime Minister Prayut declared a state of emergency in Bangkok, Thai demonstrators planned to hold a new protest on Thursday, causing the police to dispatch early in the morning to disperse the crowd surrounding the Prime Minister’s Office.
According to a notice in the Royal Gazette, the state of emergency has taken effect immediately. In this state, gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited, and offenders can be arrested.
Since the beginning of July this year, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in Thailand. In the demonstration on Wednesday (14th), thousands of demonstrators led by students gathered into a marching army and surrounded Prime Minister Prayud The government office building where the office is located.
The demonstrators demanded Parayu’s resignation. Parayu was originally the head of the military. In 2014, he launched a coup and rewritten the constitution to remain prime minister after last year’s election. The demonstrators also called for restrictions on the royal family’s power.

Bangkok declares state of emergency

The group that organized the protest confirmed that the police arrested four leaders of the group in an operation to disperse the demonstrators. The organization also stated that they plan to hold another protest rally in Ratchaprasong at 4 pm. Located in the main shopping area of ​​Bangkok, the place was once the gathering place for protests in Thailand in 2010. In that year, the police caused dozens of deaths in the deportation of demonstrators.
Protests that began in early July further escalated on Wednesday. After tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators surrounded the Prime Minister’s Office demanding more democracy and limiting royal power, Thailand declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok.
According to a notice published in the Royal Gazette, the state of emergency has taken effect immediately. In this state, gatherings of more than five people are prohibited, and offenders can be arrested.
Since the beginning of July this year, a series of anti-government demonstrations broke out in Thailand. In the latest demonstration on Wednesday, thousands of demonstrators led by students gathered in a marching army and surrounded the government office building where the prime minister’s office is located.

Thai demonstrators surround the prime minister’s house

The demonstrators demanded Prayut’s resignation. Prayut was originally the head of the military. In 2014, he launched a coup and rewritten the constitution to remain prime minister after the general election last year. The demonstrators also called for restrictions on the royal family’s power.
The circular signed by Prime Minister Prayut early on Thursday said that the protests in the capital “may cause more violence, affect the safety of the economy and the people,” and hurt the country’s ability to control the new crown epidemic.
The rising protests have put pressure on the Thai baht and the Thai stock market. Overseas investors in Thai shares have turned into net sellers. Net sales during the year have now reached 10.6 billion US dollars. The Thai baht fell 0.1% to 31.215 baht to 1 U.S. dollar in early trading on Thursday, which expanded the decline to 3.9% during the year.
During the earlier anti-government demonstrators marching, Thai King Vajiralongkorn went to the Grand Palace to attend religious ceremonies. In addition, the schedule was not affected.
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