Thai protesters continue anti-govt rallies

DM Monitoring

BANGKOK: Thai protest leaders said on Friday they expected the biggest anti-government demonstration in years this weekend and vowed to reiterate their calls for reforms of the monarchy despite official pressure to stop.
Demonstrators have since mid-July been demanding the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, and changes to a constitution they say was designed to extend military domination of politics after a general election last year. Some protesters have also called for unprecedented reforms of the monarchy, previously a taboo subject in Thailand.
“Tomorrow’s rally will make history and will be the biggest one since the 2014 coup,” Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, one of the protest leaders, told media.