Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in central Bangkok on Wednesday, October 14, to march on Government House and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, and a new constitution.
Minor scuffles were reported at the rally, between the demonstrators and police, and between demonstrators and yellow-clad supporters of the monarchy, according to the Thai Inquirer.
The Bangkok Post reported that thousands of supporters of the monarchy had gathered in the area ahead of the passage of a motorcade of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was due to visit the Grand Palace for a religious ceremony.
Barricades were set up in and around Government House, as seen in this footage from Nakhon Sawan Road. Demonstrators massed at the barricades, rocking a police bus that was in place to block their route, before police moved the barricade back.
Anti-government demonstrations have been taking place for the last three months in Thailand, with thousands taking to the streets for rallies, presenting the largest challenge in years to Thailand’s ruling establishment. Credit: @IO300THB via Storyful