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Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings


Pro-democracy protesters of the Ratsadon (The People) gathered at the Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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At 4.15pm, the protesters closed Rajdamri Road in front of CentralWorld department store.

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings

Meanwhile, a small group of royalists carrying portraits of HM King Rama IX and HM King Rama X gathered at the entrance to CentralWorld before dispersing to avoid confrontation.

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings At 5pm, Pro-democracy activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpatararaksa arrived at the rally site, while roads around the Ratchaprasong intersection were completely closed by the protesters.

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings

At5.55pm, the protesters opened smartphone flash lights and showed a three-finger salute, a gesture of protest against dictatorship.

Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings Protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection, royalists hold portraits of Thai kings

Published : October 25, 2020

By : The Nation