Hundreds of demonstrators marched in central Bangkok's main shopping mall district, demanding the resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and economic management.
At least three protesters have been injured in what was the third such rally against Prime Minister Prayuth’s poor handling of the pandemic.
The slow start to the coronavirus vaccination programme in Thailand and economic pain from restrictions and business closures has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha's government.
The demonstration was led by the Free Youth, a student protest group demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Drivers honked horns and motorcyclists raised three-finger salutes as they headed along a 20-kilometre route, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
The massive explosion at the foam and plastic pellet manufacturing factory which is located just near Suvarnabhumi Airport killed one rescue worker and injured 29 people, while prompting the evacuation of a wide area.
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.
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