Thailand protests: PM revokes Emergency

Thailand protests: PM revokes Emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha has lifted emergency measures imposed on Bangkok after a week of daily protests against the government in the nation’s capital and other cities.

The protesters have openly resisted an emergency decree imposed last Thursday that banned public gatherings of more than five individuals, restricted the publication of information deemed to incite fear among the people, and granted broader powers to security forces.

On Wednesday, protesters said they were giving Prayut three days to quit. The protesters also demanded for reforms in the military-drafted constitution as they say it allows the military to hold onto political power.

There have been several clashes between the police and demonstrators. Many people, including famous personalities, have publicly condemned the police’s use of water cannons to disperse them.


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