Thailand protests heat up as economy worsens amid pandemic

Protesters in Thailand say the arrest of two leaders will not stop their campaign to force the government out.
The pair were charged with sedition and breaking coronavirus rules in connection with recent protests, before being released on bail.
And, as Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports, the demonstrations are likely to grow into an even larger movement as the economy worsens amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

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