Pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police in the Thai capital Bangkok – authorities say the gathering was illegal. Activists want constitutional change, but the country's government and powerful monarchy have so far stood their ground.
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A former civil servant has been convicted of 29 counts of violating Thailand's strict lese majeste law. She pleaded guilty to posting audio clips of a podcast produced by a prominent critic of the monarchy.
Thai lawmakers are voting on possible changes to the country's constitution and the role of the monarchy. The move comes a day after Thailand saw its most violent anti-government protests since July.
Protesters continue to take to the streets demanding the resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha. They are also calling for reforms to the monarchy, a powerful institution that has long been shielded from public criticism.
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have ignored a government ban on demonstrations to call for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to stand down and new limits on the power of the monarchy.
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