Home / News / Bangkok protesters return to the streets to pressure Prime Minister

Bangkok protesters return to the streets to pressure Prime Minister

Thousands of people protested in Bangkok on Sunday in the first demonstration since the Prime Minister ignored their Saturday night deadline to resign.

“I don’t know when we will win the victory,” Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, protest leader, said. “But if we don’t fight we will lose.”

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thailand’s Prime Minister, has been at the centre of the uproar in the country, as protestors claim he rigged an election last year to keep hold of power he seized in a 2014 coup. He says the election was fair.

Protesters also accuse the monarchy of enabling years of military domination and want to curb the king’s powers.

Royalist group Thai Pakdee said Prayuth was Thailand’s legitimate prime minister.

“Calls by the government’s opposition for the Prime Minister to resign are only ploys to precipitate and encourage unlawful public demonstrations whereby the final aim is to undermine Thailand’s monarchical institution,” it said in a statement. 

Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ►

Get the latest headlines:

Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

About News Update

Avatar

Check Also

'Being a Black conservative politician scrambles the left's preconceptions' – Bim Afolami MP

Bim Afolami is a Conservative MP, who was elected in 2017 to represent Hitchin and …

Leave a Reply