Protesters gather for major rally against Thai government

Anti-government protesters calling for new elections and reforms to Thailand’s monarchy gathered on Saturday for a rally that developed into one of the largest the country has seen in years.By nightfall, around 200,000 people had arrived at Sanam Luang, an open field near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, according to an estimate by organizers. Police estimated the turnout to be much smaller, around 20,000.Demonstrators sat in front of an erected stage where speakers discussed Thai politics and criticized the ruling regime with interludes of musical performances.The demonstration, which is set to t…

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