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26 Nov 2020 | 08:52 PM UTC

Thailand: Pro-democracy activists to gather in Bangkok November 27 /update 23

Pro-democracy activists to hold rally at Lat Phrao Intersection in Bangkok on November 27; avoid protest site as a precaution

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Event

Pro-democracy protesters plan to gather at Lat Phrao Intersection in Bangkok's Chatuchak district from 16:00 (local time) on Friday, November 27. The demonstration is expected to be well attended and other pro-democracy protests, as well as rival counter-protests, are possible across the capital.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations and clashes between security forces, protesters, and counter-protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Public opposition has grown against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in recent months over government spending, the dissolution of an opposition party, and many other factors. Activists have also called for reforms to the powers of the monarchy. Protests on an increasing scale have been held in Bangkok and other locations across Thailand in recent months. Counter protests have also been held, particularly in support of the monarchy.

Advice

Those in Bangkok are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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