The Thai capital, Bangkok, has demonstrated once again to reform the monarchy. The protesters responded to a ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court. It ruled on Wednesday that three protest leaders had called for the overthrow of the party Property.
Demonstrators disagree: they say the protest movement wants to implement democratic reforms. They took to the streets angry at the ruling. “Reform is not the same as overthrow,” Al Jazeera wrote.
The demonstrators marched to the German embassy. They did this because in Germany there is a villa that Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn often goes to, much to the chagrin of the protesters. The King is said to have flown there again this week with a family of 250 people and 30 poodles.
Police fired rubber bullets in Bangkok. It was said that at least three people were injured.
The Thai people have been demonstrating for new elections and reforms in the monarchy since August 2020. They are also demanding the resignation of Prime Minister and former army chief Prayuth, who came to power in 2014 after a coup.
The demonstration against the royal family is private: in Thailand, the lèse majesté is punishable by 15 years in prison. More than 150 people have been arrested in connection with the protests since the protests began.
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