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Thailand: Thousands rally outside parliament as lawmakers delay decision on constitution changes02:23

Thailand: Thousands rally outside parliament as lawmakers delay decision on constitution changes

Thailand, Bangkok
September 24, 2020 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Thailand's parliament in Bangkok on Thursday to demand constitutional reform as lawmakers debated amendments to the constitution.

An estimated 2,500 demonstrators gathered by the New Parliament complex in the country's capital city where they rallied for several hours while parliamentarians inside eventually voted to delay deciding on whether the amendments would be implemented for one month. Lawmakers instead chose to form a committee in order to investigate the constitutional amendment process.

In similar demonstrations throughout the past few months, students and other activists have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army general, as well for reforms to country's powerful monarchy and to the 2017 constitution that was devised after a period of military rule.

Thailand: Thousands rally outside parliament as lawmakers delay decision on constitution changes02:23
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Thousands of protesters gathered outside Thailand's parliament in Bangkok on Thursday to demand constitutional reform as lawmakers debated amendments to the constitution.

An estimated 2,500 demonstrators gathered by the New Parliament complex in the country's capital city where they rallied for several hours while parliamentarians inside eventually voted to delay deciding on whether the amendments would be implemented for one month. Lawmakers instead chose to form a committee in order to investigate the constitutional amendment process.

In similar demonstrations throughout the past few months, students and other activists have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army general, as well for reforms to country's powerful monarchy and to the 2017 constitution that was devised after a period of military rule.

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