Anti-government protestors continued to occupy government buildings in the Thai capital Bangkok. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected calls for her resignation, but promised not to use violence to end the protests.
After four years in power, the military junta that initially promised a general election in 2015 but postponed it several times, is keeping Thais guessing as to when or whether they'll be able to elect a new government.
Thai media claim a senior Buddhist monk has fled to Germany and applied at Frankfurt Airport for asylum. Thai police visiting Germany to seek his return are said to want him for alleged temple embezzlement in Thailand.
Thailand has charged nine people over anti-government protests that saw former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra removed. Thailand's attorney-general plans to file charges against 34 others who did not show up in court.
Around 400 protesters have rallied in the Thai capital to call on the government to restore democracy and hold elections. The junta still hasn't fulfilled its pledge to organize polls after seizing power four years ago.
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