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Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok protesters

Thai police and anti-government protesters have clashed in the centre of the capital. Water cannon were used to break through a barricade set up by demonstrators in Bangkok. For a third day in a row, thousands of people defied a government ban on gatherings. They are calling for the prime …

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On the ground with Penguin, the Thai protest leader risking jail

The Guardian follows Parit Chiwarak, known as Penguin, one of Thailand’s prominent protest leaders as he helps organise one of the biggest anti-government rallies in years. He and many other young people are risking prison to demand a significant democratic overhaul: they want the power and wealth of the monarchy curbed. …

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