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Thai Police Fire Water Cannon, Tear Gas as Protest Turns Violent

Thai police sprayed demonstrators with a water cannons and fired tear gas to break up the clashes between the pro-democracy protesters and a royalist group on Tuesday.

Thai police sprayed demonstrators with a water cannons and fired tear gas to break up the clashes between the pro-democracy protesters and a royalist group on Tuesday. 

The protesters are demanding to amend the constitution that Thailand’s former military government has implemented. 

They also wanted reforms of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s monarchy along with Prime Minister Prayuth Chanocha’s removal. 

Police have announced that protests were banned within 50 meters of the parliament area.

“Protesters tried to break through the barricades to enter the restricted area,” Kissana Phathanacharoen, a police spokesman, said.

Legislators are now discussing several proposals on how to change the constitution to satisfy the demonstrators.

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