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Thailand protesters claim victory with a letter to king's council

Tens of thousands gather near Thammasat varsity campus for the biggest anti-govt protest since the 2014 military coup

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Student leader Panusaya Sithijirawattankul hands over a letter with demands for reforming the monarchy during a mass rally to call for the ouster of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government, in Bangkok on Sunday | PHOTO: Reuters

Randy Thanthong-Knight | Bloomberg Bangkok
Tens of thousands of people gathered near Bangkok’s hammasat University campus for the biggest anti-government protest since the 2014 military coup.

Demonstrators assembled in the light rain, wearing masks and holding umbrellas, and moved from within the university grounds to a field nearby as crowds swelled. As many as 100,000 people were expected to join the rally, according to the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, the student-led group organizing the event, before the protest started.

The gathering proceeded despite a warning from the university last week that it wouldn’t allow protesters on the property. People of different ages sat on the

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First Published: Sep 21 2020 | 1:20 AM IST

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