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Water cannons used by police on Thailand protesters in Bangkok

Thai police have fired chemical-laced water cannon on thousands of pro-democracy protesters who gathered in Bangkok on Friday to call for the release of dozens of recently-jailed activists. The protest was part of a pro-democracy movement that has been organizing rallies in the kingdom for months. It came as two …

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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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Massive demonstrations grip Thailand | Inside Story

A wave of demonstrations has gripped Thailand since February. It’s led by the young, who say they want to modernise the monarchy. They are also demanding General turned-Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha steps down. Their demands include a new constitution, the dissolution of parliament and new elections. But the most sensitive …

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Thailand pro-democracy movement gains momentum

For two months, students have been peacefully protesting in Thailand as they call for a change of government, new elections, and – a sensitive topic – monarchy reform. And on Saturday, they held their largest protest to date, thanks to a new ally of a well-established pro-democracy movement. Al Jazeera’s …

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Thai students ready for rally to demand change

A university in Thailand, which has a history of political activism and violence, is the venue for the latest anti-government protests planned for Saturday. The student-led movement has for months been calling for new elections and a rewritten constitution. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, Thailand. – Subscribe to …

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Thai farmers turn to ducks to maintain rice fields

This drone footage shows a farmer in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom province herding hundreds of ducks between rice fields, with the birds used as an alternative to pesticides. The ducks are used to manage the paddies by rooting out weeds, eating the pests that can damage the crops and fertilising the soil …

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Thai student protests: Minister meets organisers

The Thai police have begun arresting student anti-government protest organisers to prevent what officials fear was an escalation. But for the first time, a minister sat down with some of the students. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler, in Bangkok, asked him how it went. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow …

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