Thailand pro-democracy protesters face royalist supporters, police as political tensions grow

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Thailand anti-government protesters and royalist supporters of King Maha Vajiralongkorn staged rival rallies on either side of a Bangkok street on Wednesday, with political tension growing after three months of demonstrations. Thousands of anti-government protesters overtook Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Wednesday, in a symbolic move in their fight for democracy, the new charter rewrite and the monarchy reformed to be under the constitution. Protesters gave the three-finger salute – a symbol of resistance – as they chanted for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign. Just a few dozen meters away, hundreds of royalists assembled too, dressed in yellow, along with members of the security forces. It all comes after protesters made a rare direct challenge to the king on Tuesday, chanting at his passing convoy after 21 activists were arrested during scuffles with police. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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