On Friday, police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas on protesters who were attempting to march towards the prime minister’s residence, demand to resign over his controlling of the country’s coronavirus crisis.
This was the third protest of this week against the government in Bangkok. On Friday’s protest, three protesters have injured.
Over Hundreds of the protesters gathered at Victory Monument, Bangkok. The protestor burned a large pile of spoiled fruit to symbolize the economic coasts which they called the government’s failure to control the pandemic.
On Friday, Thailand reported 23, 418 new COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has failed to provide enough vaccines to citizens.
The Deputy National Police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoean said that protestors targeted police with ping pong bombs, slingshots, and firecrackers.
The protest demanded Prayuth’s resignation, a new constitution, and contentious of all fundamental reform of the powerful but opaque monarchy.
Tanat Nat Thanakitamnuay a leader of a group that organized protests in 2013-14 that led to a military coup that brought Prayuth to power has recently joined the anti-government demonstration said, ” I have had enough with this government. They don’t help us at all.”
“Unless we have a democratic government, these problems will never be solved,” he added, US News reported.