Not so far from Myanmar there is another uprising against despotism. The people of Thailand are expressing a loud no to lese majeste laws and to the monarchy as a whole. Thai Police clashed with a crowd near the King’s Palace in Bangkok, using rubber bullets to disperse the protestors. Deutsche Welle had this story:
Thai police used water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd gathered near the King’s Palace in Bangkok on Saturday. At least 11 people were hurt during the clashes, the city’s Erawan Emergency Medical Centre said.
More than 1,000 demonstrators had gathered to demand the release of protest leaders, whose mass trial on charges of sedition and insulting the monarchy began this week.
“The police officers will remain in the area until peace and order has truly been restored,” police spokesperson Krissana Pattanacharoen said.
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