Thai Protesters and Police clash as MPs Mull Charter Change

Thailand pro-democracy protesters fought the police who tried to prevent them from entering the Parliament grounds on Tuesday to press for changes in the constitution as lawmakers continue to discuss about the proposed amendments.

Thailand pro-democracy protesters fought the police who tried to prevent them from entering the Parliament grounds on Tuesday to press for changes in the constitution as lawmakers continue to discuss about the proposed amendments. 

According to emergency services, approximately 40 people have been injured, including five (5) who were shot. 

Some of the injuries were from a brawl between the stone-throwing royalists and pro-democracy protesters.

In response to this, the police used tear gas and water cannons that had irritating chemicals against the student-led protesters, who attempted to enter the grounds of the legislature. 

The lawmakers are scheduled to vote on seven (7) proposed amendments to the constitution during a joint sessions of the appointed Senate and the elected House. 

These constitutional changes would need a joint vote of both bodies.

The motions that are passed are required to go through second and third votes after this week’s balloting. 


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