The move comes in a bid to prevent anti-government protesters from organizing. Authorities are also trying to shut down several media outlets that have reported on demonstrations calling for the PM to resign. Protesters also want monarchy reforms.
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The order blocks access to the online sites of outlets deemed to be sympathetic towards Thailand's pro-democracy protesters. The PM also called a special session of parliament as protesters demanded his resignation.
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.
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.
According to local media, three pro-democracy groups gathered in downtown Bangkok to demand reforms to education, politics and the monarchy. Protesters believe Prime Minister Prayuth has an illegitimate hold on power.
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