Thai students protest against against military government

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Thai students protest against against military government

Thai students protest against against military government

Protesters held rallies around Thailand today amid growing unrest directed towards the country's military government.

Footage from the King Mongkut's University of Technology in Bangkok shows how students held placards with pro-democracy slogans and gave three-fingered salutes - a gesture that has come to symbolise the movement.

Pro-democracy rallies that started earlier this year but fizzled out amid the coronavirus pandemic have resumed with growing intensity across Thailand.

On July 18, angry protesters gathered in Bangkok in a rally against the Thai military government that saw scuffles with police.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Democracy Monument in the capital chanting Get Out towards the regime lead by General Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

They were angry at the lack of transparency, accountability and democracy in the country - tensions that have built over several years since the controversial military leadership seized power following a coup in 2014 and won an election in 2019.

There were some scuffles as police battled to contain the crowd with metal barriers but they were quickly calmed down.

Many of the protesters held up a three finger salute - adapted from the Hunger Games movie - and wore black shirts as a sign of mourning for democracy.

There were then several speakers.

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