Protesters gather outside Parliament House in Bangkok as King visits country

Anti-government protesters gathered outside the Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday (September 24) as King Maha Vajiralongkorn arrived for a brief to mark Prince Mahidol Day.

Officers prepared water cannon trucks to quell any violence or unrest.

On Saturday (September 19), thousands of activists and protesters converged on the Sanum Luang royal field in Bangkok. The rally marked one of the most direct confrontations against the monarchy the country has ever seen.

Opponents of the ruling military party, which seized power in a coup in 2014 and won elections in 2019, are critical of the army's strong-arm tactics to silence critics to maintain its grip on power.

Wide-ranging complaints include a lack of transparency, low levels of democracy, economic inequality and issues with the country's record on policing.

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Location: Thailand