Protestors in Thailand get creative & gather in Harry Potter-themed protest against “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.” (Hint it’s the King). Such open criticism of the king by non-elites is the first of its kind in Thai history.
A protest demanding the resignation of Thailand’s PM, Prayuth Chan-ocha, in Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday asked student-led protesters “not to create chaos” in Thailand, after some broke longstanding taboos by openly calling for reform of the constitutional monarchy reports media.
General Prayuth, a former army chief who staged a coup six years ago and has led military-backed governments ever since, also promised that parliament would consider protesters’ demands to amend the constitution. “I beg people not to create chaos at this time. We are solving these problems together,” he told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
The prime minister said he was “worried” about the young protesters who have been gathering in small groups across the country calling for the dissolution of parliament and for new elections.