Multiple protesters were arrested by police in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 15 after mass demonstrations against the government and monarch.
Three leaders of the protests were arrested after the government acted an emergency decree effectively banning the street actions, according to The Bangkok Post.
Shortly after the decree came into effect at 4 am on October 15, riot police engaged the crowd outside Bangkok’s government house. Protesters and police can be seen tussling with a barricade in video posted to Facebook by Thailand’s Progressive Movement party.
The “publication of news, other media, and electronic information that contains messages that could create fear or intentionally distort information, creating misunderstanding that will affect national security or peace and order” was also outlawed as part of the decree.
Protesters are calling for curbs on the king’s powers and for the resignation of the prime minister, according to reports. Demonstrators were using the three-fingered salute as a symbol of rebellion, a gesture seen in The Hunger Games films. Credit: คณะก้าวหน้า – Progressive Movement via Storyful