A truck carrying pro-democracy protesters with a loudspeaker system moves through the crowd at an anti-government rally in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, November 18.
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In photos: Pro-democracy protests in Thailand

Updated 12:06 PM ET, Wed November 18, 2020

A truck carrying pro-democracy protesters with a loudspeaker system moves through the crowd at an anti-government rally in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, November 18.
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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.