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Thailand pro-democracy protesters face royalists, police as political tensions grow

Thailand anti-government protesters and royalist supporters of King Maha Vajiralongkorn staged rival rallies on either side of a Bangkok street on Wednesday, with political tension growing after three months of demonstrations.

Thousands of anti-government protesters overtook Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Wednesday, in a symbolic move in their fight for democracy, the new charter rewrite and the monarchy reformed to be under the constitution. Protesters gave the three-finger salute – a symbol of resistance – as they chanted for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign.

Just a few dozen meters away, hundreds of royalists assembled too, dressed in yellow, along with members of the security forces.

It all comes after protesters made a rare direct challenge to the king on Tuesday, chanting at his passing convoy after 21 activists were arrested during scuffles with police.

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    Royalty is just another word for dictator! I too am sick of the 1%, especially the 1% of the 1%! They’re the ones who have pushed this so-called Wuhan Chinese pandemic on us! It’s about control and even more massive wealth acquisition! The only ones that aren’t hurt by this attack (pandemic) are the big corporations!

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    Global News is nothing more than conflict hustlers. They didn't spend one second trying to explain the background context. They just want to show the fighting for their ratings.

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    Where are all the cute ladyboys at

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    This is against the lockdown that has destroyed people's livelihood….Nothing to do with democracy why tte deception 🤔

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    the world is waking up to all this nonsense, media pushing fear mongering on the population because of subvention by the government. the truth will come out, it always does. Heads are going to fall, media will lose all credits (happening right now). people will remember.

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    3 fingers salute justify the means 🙋‍♂️

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    บอกได้รับข้อมูล​ไม่ถูกต้อง​ พวกคุณ​นั้นแหละได้รับข้อมูลบิดเบือน​ผมสงสารเด็กรุ่นใหม่​ที่เขาต้องการเปลี่ยนแปลง​ไปในทางที่ดีแต่กลับเจอพวกผู้ใหญ่ที่เอาแต่หลอกตัวเองมาตลอดทั้งชีวิตถ่วงเอาไว้

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    Ironic how the sign at 2:57 reads: "If you want to live in Thailand, stop the vicious thought about abolishing the monarchy", but the Thai monarch himself hardly ever stays in Thailand.

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    เขาไปปล้นใครมาเหรอถึงต้องทำแบบนี้ทีใอ้พวกปล้นบ้านเมืองจนไม่เหลืออะใรแล้ว พวกมึงไม่เห็นกล้าไปจับ

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    คนแก่ก็อยู่ส่วนคนแก่

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    กำ ประเทศกูมี น้องคร้า น้องยังไม่เกิดมั้ยค่ะ มาให้สัมภาษแบบนี้ ตายๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆ แกนนำทำอะไรไม่บอกเค้าไปอ่ะลูกหล้า โอ๊ย กูๆสติๆๆๆ หายใจลึกๆ แม้ ป้าๆๆ ไม่ได้รับความช่วยเหลือจากรัฐบาลแล้วที่รัฐแจก 3เดือนหมื่นห้านั้นอะไรค่ะ แล้วตอนนี้ใครเค้า เศรษฐกิจดีมั้งป้า ป้าพูดอะไรที่มันไม่ใช่นะ เหอะๆ

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    English subtitles are NOT correct

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    อย่าปล่อยให้คนชั่วลอยนวลจัดการให้ไปไม่กลับหลับไม่ตื่นฟื้นไม่มีลงนรกให้หมดแผ่นดินจะได้สงบสุขเสียที

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    Hey Global, show the protests in Canada over trudeau and his corrupt ways. Oh sorry I forgot he cuts your paycheck.

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    From monarchy to republic

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    ᴅʀᴀᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɴᴇ ᴀɢᴀɪɴꜱᴛ ᴏᴘᴘʀᴇꜱꜱɪᴏɴ

    Without Fear & No Regrets
    We'll Become What They Detest
    An Informed Survivalist
    >> thelinecanada dot com <<
    Join & Form Protests Across Canada.
    Organize, Refuse & Resist this disgusting corrupt government & state tv propaganda madness.

    WE OPPOSE:

    CENSORSHIP
    LOCKDOWNS
    MASK MANDATES
    VACCINE MANDATES
    QUARANTINES
    TRAVEL BANS
    SOCIAL DISTANCING
    CONTACT TRACING
    GOVERNMENT ORDERS
    MAINSTREAM MEDIA PROPAGANDA

    WE DEMAND:

    INFORMED CONSENT
    MEDICAL FREEDOM
    TRANSPARENT SCIENCE
    UNBIASED & HONEST JOURNALISM
    PRIVACY RIGHTS
    FREE SPEECH
    DEMOCRACY
    OPENING OF THE ECONOMY

    The REAL Truth, is usually stranger than fiction, but be fearless, PLEASE take the Mainstream Face Diaper OFF & Educate Yourselves.

    There's a virus that governments DON'T want spreading more than anything else:

    It's called the TRUTH.

    This Plan-Demic is a global power grab (Great Reset, Agenda 21/30) propagated by the evil elite such as CCP & other Governments, big pharma, who, united nations, gates foundation, mainstream 'news' propaganda, etc, this list goes on.

    Gates Foundation > World Economic Forum > Great Reset ("Global Economic Reform" ( Centralized Economy/Governance/Technocracy )) … this is ALL an orchestrated ACT funded by Gates Foundation and carried forth to the floor by The United Nations. The UN is funded by Gates Foundation second to the US government.

    PLEASE go watch 3 very Informative and Important recent 2020 videos from an Intelligent, Insightful & Independent Canadian Truth Seeking Investigative Journalist on YT:

    COVID-911: from Homeland Security to Biosecurity

    The Pandemic is a Test Run

    The Library of Alexandria is on Fire

    Additionally he gives Non-Bias Tips on how to Resist this Impending Tyranny further, on these videos & his other Journalism.

    WE THE PEOPLE are NOT Powerless to this madness…

    Pass This Canadian Protest Website & These Videos to Friends & Family over 'Social' Media and Text so THEY TOO can analyze this information with their own eyes and brains and make informed conclusions to proceed with informed actions.

    TRUTH IS LEARNED, NOT TOLD

    DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
    USE CRITICAL THINKING
    EXPAND THE MIND
    THINK FOR YOURSELF
    LOOK BEYOND PARTISAN POLITICS
    SEEK OUT INDEPENDENT NEWS SOURCES
    SEEK OUT ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THAT PUSH FREE SPEECH
    (They DO Exist)
    ANALYZE WHAT THEY ARE SHOWING YOU
    COMPARE DATA
    PUT 2 & 2 TOGETHER
    LOOK WITH BOTH EYES
    SEE WITH ONE
    BE FEARLESS
    TAKE ACTION
    STAND UP FOR CIVIL LIBERTY, FREEDOMS & HUMAN RIGHTS
    Truthful Knowledge + Action = POWER TO THE PEOPLE

    SHOW UP EN'MASS IN YOUR AREA TO JOIN MOVMENTS:
    PRO-HUMAN RIGHTS
    PRO-FREEDOM
    ANTI-TYRANNY
    ANTI-AUTHORITARIONISM
    ANTI-MANDATE MASK & VAX
    ANTI-DEHUMANIZATION

    OR BE A BLOODY LEADER & START THEM!

    WAKE UP!… ITS NEVER BEEN EASIER THAN IT IS WITH CELLPHONES & 'SOCIAL' MEDIA!

    BECAUSE WHEN TYRANNY AND SUPPRESSION BECOMES LAW
    RESISTANCE & ACTION BECOMES YOUR RIGHTFUL CIVIC DUTY!

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    Funny contrast between Thailand and USA&Canada . They are fighting for democracy and we want tyranny and totalitarian regimes to govern us . Be careful what you wish for !

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    Wish you all have a better live

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    Freedom over Globalization, people stick together we have the power

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    Photos of the yellow shirts show they were a mix of army and paid poor people bused in on trucks, with a very few brainwashed die hards spouting the usual brainwashed nonsense. Thailand needs change, and a lot of it.

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    Global News is sad they won’t do what their government tells them to do…. What about Trudeau? Do some hometown journalism you communists…..

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