Protesters gathered en masse in downtown Bangkok on October 15 calling for the resignation of the nation’s prime minister after an emergency decree was passed effectively banning protests.
Police arrested protest leaders and around 20 protesters after passing the decree. The leaders were facing charges of organising the demonstrations, according to reports.
According to the Bangkok Post, the protest movement aims to remove Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who took power in a 2014 coup that was meant to end a decade of violence between supporters and opponents of the country’s establishment.
Those marching on the streets also want a new constitution and have called for reform of the monarchy, the Post said Credit: agirlshortlegs via Storyful