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Hundreds rally against detention of Thai protest leaders

Posted On: Aug 8, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

BANGKOK - Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Thailand on Saturday, after police arrested two leading anti-government protest leaders in an apparent attempt to stifle growing political unrest.
Around 800 demonstrators packed a concourse near a shopping mall in central Bangkok to hear speeches denouncing the arrests and call for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign.
Tensions rose briefly as police officers moved in, telling the crowd they were only observing. They withdrew to a chorus of boos and chants for them to get out.
After a period of relative calm in Thailand's fractious politics, the temperature is rising again with a wave of anti-government protests. Many have been held on school and university campuses in Bangkok and other cities.
They reflect a growing anger among many young people with the Prayuth administration. The former army chief took power in a 2014 coup, then retained stayed in office through an election in 2019 widely seen as heavily rigged in his favor.
On Friday police...

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