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In pictures: Protesters cover Democracy Monument with black cloth


PROTESTERS kept up their unrelenting pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down by assembling at the Democracy Monument today (August 19) with two of them climbing to the top and covering the carved representation of a palm-leaf manuscript box holding the 1932 Constitution with black cloth, Siam Rath newspaper said.

Organised by the human rights activist group Thalufah (Through the Sky), the rally which started at 4 p.m. attracted hundreds of people.

The protesters, who said covering the 1932 Constitution emblem with a black cloth symbolises the darkness over democracy in this coutnry, also hung up cloth banners and distributed flyers with messages attacking the government.

On top of that they sprayed messages on the road to express their feelings.

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Police teams from Samranrat station and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) had checked the area before the protest started.

They said traffic flow would run normally with only barriers being placed on the Satriwittaya School side of the traffic circle.


Two protesters climb up the Democracy Monument to cover the representation of the 1932 Constitution with black cloth as others look on. All photos: Siam Rath

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