Thai protesters gather despite ban on demonstrations

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Scores of Thai protesters gathered at a commercial district in central Bangkok on Thursday in defiance of an overnight ban on protests aimed at ending three months of anti-government activity, witnesses said.

Reuters October 16, 2020 00:10:25 IST
Thai protesters gather despite ban on demonstrations

Thai protesters gather despite ban on demonstrations

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Scores of Thai protesters gathered at a commercial district in central Bangkok on Thursday in defiance of an overnight ban on protests aimed at ending three months of anti-government activity, witnesses said.

"Release our friends," the protesters chanted at police, referring to the arrest of some 40 protesters this week. They held up the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of opposition.

Police pushed the group back and used a loudspeaker to tell the protesters they would "proceed to the full extent of the law."

(Reporting by Kay Johnson; Editing by Matthew Tostevin)

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