In photos: Pro-democracy protests in Thailand
Updated 12:06 PM EST, Wed November 18, 2020
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Thailand's capital in recent weeks, defying a government emergency decree aimed at quelling pro-democracy demonstrations that have gripped the country for months.
Student-led protests that have been ongoing across Thailand since July have escalated. Protesters are calling for a new constitution, the dissolution of parliament and resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Many are also calling for a true constitutional monarchy under a democratic system, including abolition of the lese majeste law and curbing the King's powers.