Thousands Protest in Bangkok Demanding Prime Minister’s Resignation

Protesters in central Bangkok demanded Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation on Thursday, September 2, and pledged that they would not stop rallying until he steps down from the position.

Reuters reported that the scene at the Asoke intersection served thousands of people despite a warning from authorities that this would violate COVID-19 safety protocols. 

The crowd’s clamors against the Bangkok Prime Minister resounded even more as the groups who sought his removal from office received massive support from people who demanded better handling of the pandemic.

Prayuth and his cabinet members refused the accusations from protesters.

Nattawut Saikua, one of the main organizers of the rally, said, “The members of parliament have to choose between the people and Prayuth who has failed, causing losses and deaths of more than 10,000 people.” Saikua added that if the Prime Minister survives the no-confidence vote, they will keep protesting to “drive him out.”

CNA’s May Wong said in a tweet that more protests will be held on Friday, September 3, and will also be the last day for the parliament to decide on whether the Prime Minister will keep his position.

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