Thai police scuffle with protesters as anti-monarchy banner is removed


Thai police scuffled with protesters as an anti-monarchy banner was removed at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, this afternoon (Feb 10).

Large crowds gathered at the MBK shopping mall to bang pots and pans and show support for neighbouring Myanmar following its fall to the military.

Anti-government and anti-monarchy protesters joined the rally and demanded the country’s strict lese majeste law is abolished.

A banner displaying an anti-royal message was removed and police clashed with protesters as the unrest continued.

In neighbouring Myanmar, protests have erupted after the military toppled leader Aung San Suu Kyi to seize power in a coup.