Bangkok police said 99 people were arrested on Sunday in front of the Government House, adding the arrests were necessary under a law forbidding large public gatherings to prevent coronavirus spread.
The rally outside Bangkok's Grand Palace was a continuation of student-led protests that began last year and have rattled Thailand's traditional establishment, which is fiercely opposed to change, especially with regard to the monarchy.
The elections in 76 Thai provinces are the first since Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha overthrew an elected government in a military coup.
Over 1,000 protesters marched towards the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok. They believe the army undermines democracy in the country.
At least 41 people have been wounded after anti-government demonstrations turned violent, medics say.
Prayuth’s government holds the majority in parliament because his junta picked the entire upper house before an election last year that opponents say was designed to keep him in power.
Mainly young demonstrators are protesting for the fifth day despite a state of emergency banning them from doing so.
The anti-government demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha continued through the night, and by early morning authorities had issued an emergency decree banning gatherings of more than four people.
Heavy rain causing poor visibility is said to have caused the bus to get hit by the train as it crossed over the tracks.
Thailand's Parliament voting on amendments to the country’s military-backed constitution is a demand by pro-democracy protesters who have been protesting for more than two months.
Protesters gathered in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand's conservative establishment.
Thailand has seen near-daily demonstrations for the past month by student-led groups denouncing Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha, a former military chief who led the 2014 coup, and won a disputed election last year.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.