Thai PM appeals for unity as protests continue

Students signing a petition for constitutional amendments during an anti-government rally at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, Thailand, today. – EPA pic, August 13, 2020.

THAILAND’S prime minister called for unity and urged the kingdom to “say no to the politics of hate” in a televised address today, following weeks of anti-government protests that have grown bolder in targeting Thai power.

The country has seen near-daily demonstrations by pro-democracy student-led groups demanding an overhaul of Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s administration and a rewrite of a 2017 military-scripted constitution.

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