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23 Sep 2020 | 12:28 AM UTC

Thailand: Rival groups to hold rallies in several cities September 23-27 /update 13

Thailand News Alert

Pro-democracy and pro-government rallies to be held in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen between September 23-27; avoid protest sites

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Bangkok

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Event

Pro-government demonstrators are set to gather outside the parliament building in Bangkok from 09:00 (local time) on Wednesday, September 23. Conversely, pro-democracy rallies are scheduled to take place in Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen on Friday, September 25, and Sunday, September 27, respectively. The pro-democracy demonstrations are taking place as part of ongoing opposition towards the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, as well as calls for reforms to the monarchy. In Chiang Mai, demonstrators will reportedly gather from 16:00 at the Three Kings Monument, and in Khon Kaen participants will reportedly gather in Thanarak Anusorn Public Park from 17:00. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest sites. Clashes between rival groups and between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out. Continued protests are expected over the coming days.

Context

Public opposition has grown against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha 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 Thailand are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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