Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

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Why are there protests in Thailand and what will happen next?

  • Youth-led pro-democracy protesters want a new constitution, limits on the monarchy and the end of Prayuth Chan-ocha’s military-backed government
  • Celebrities, red shirts, the Milk Tea Alliance and Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong are among their backers. Still, it’s a big ask in a land with a history of crackdowns

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Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Thai anti-government protesters next to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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