Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Thailand ramps up use of royal insult law, further stoking dissent among activists

  • Authorites have doubled down on the use of Section 112 or the lèse-majesté law, including on opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
  • But to activists rallying for constitutional and monarchy reform, the law no longer holds the sway it once did and analysts say it could fuel more protests

Topic |   Thailand protests
Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
Pro-democracy demonstrators give a three-finger salute while marching against the backdrop of a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
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