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Thousands pack Ratchaprasong to call for Prayut’s ouster

Protesters shine their mobile phone lights at Ratchaprasong intersection during a rally calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Sunday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thousands of anti-government protesters filled Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday, calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down.

Bangkok’s top shopping area was transformed once again into a rally site by student-led protesters seeking to end the military’s longstanding domination of Thai politics.  

The rally started slowly, but gathered pace as a second stage was set up. 

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa of the Dao Din group said the Ratchaprasong rally was to send a clear signal that Gen Prayut’s time as leader of Thailand was over.

The rally came after the prime minister refused to heed…

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