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Crowds rally in provinces in support of monarchy

Hundreds of yellow-clad protesters gather on a section of Asian Highway 18 in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district on Wednesday morning in a rally aimed at demonstrating their loyalty and support for the monarchy. Waedao Harai

Crowds estimated to number in the tens of thousands led by local administrators gathered in several provinces around the country on Wednesday in a show of loyalty to the monarchy.

The royalist demonstrations, staged in response to recent calls by some student protesters for reforms of the monarchy, took place in provinces including Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Lampang, Nan, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

Some of the rallies were organised as part of ceremonies to mark the 120th birthday anniversary of Princess Srinagarindra, the late grandmother of His Majesty the King and the late mother of…

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