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Anti-Prayut street protest resumed with water rockets

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

ACTIVIST GROUP THALU FAH today (Sept. 27) resumed a street protest near Government House against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The anti-Prayut demonstrators launched water rockets containing red dye toward Government House, about 200 metres away. Crowd-control police were positioned behind barbed wires some 100 metres from the protesters at Nang Loeng intersection.

Some of the protesters launched water rockets with red dye in the direction of Government House while others threw small bags of red dye on Phitsanulok Road. Water rockets were used for the first time on Sept. 25 by the anti-Prayut street protesters.

The police used high-pressure water from water cannons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters who hurled firecrackers and flares toward them. 

Some of the protesting banners say ”Stop Prayut Dynasty” and ”Prayut Get Out” as the Thalu Fah group has accused the premier of rendering serious damage to the country. 

The activist group held Prayut  accountable for the government’s failure to cope with high rates of Covid infection cases and fatalities nationwide and persistently urged him to step down.

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Scenes from today’s street protest near Government House. Photos: Siam Rath


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