Thai protesters throw umbrellas to help those stuck in the rain

This is the heartwarming moment Thai protesters dropped umbrellas to help those stuck in the rain below them.

Large crowds braved heavy rain downpours at the Pathum Wan intersection last night (October 16) during anti-government rallies.

Those standing on a raise sky train platform walkway were sheltered from the storm, so they dropped their colourful umbrellas to the protesters stood below.

The touching scene unfolded before a night of clashes between riot police and protesters. Police fired water cannon at the anti-government protesters gathered at the Pathum Wan area. Onlookers hit by the water claimed it contained irritant chemicals.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered roads to be blocked around the area and warned a curfew could be imposed if protests escalate.
Public transport on metro and sky trains in the area has also been closed. Anti-government rallies stared on Tuesday and sparked clashes with police and security personnel the next day.

On Thursday morning, dozens of Thai protest leaders were arrested and refused bail. Prime Minister Chan-o-cha has issued a 'State Of Severe Emergency' following the unprecedented unrest. The law bans gatherings of more than five people.

Thai anti-government and pro-democracy rallies and protests have grown since the start of the year.

Activists have made sweeping demands including the resignation of the prime minister, constitutional changes and reform of the monarchy.

However, officials have claimed that a mixture of disaffected opposition, foreign influence and social media 'bots' are stirring up the unrest.
The Thailand protest and protests have continued over the last week in Bangkok and other provinces.

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Location: Thailand