The Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has been given three days to resign. In Thailan, the protesters on Wednesay gave the Prime Minister three days to file his resigation. If he did not step down, he would face more demonstrations. However, the leader of the protests, who made this announcement was arrested within two hours of making the announcement.
The Thai Prime Minister Prayuth earlier this week said a few words. Those words mainly stated that he was ready to lift emergency measures he imposed last week. This was done in order to stop the protests as a move and de-escalate the situation.
The march included tens of thousands of people. They marched to his office at the government house. The protesters have been demonstrating for months against their Prime Minister, Prayuth. They have been doing this to demand curbs to King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s power. They claimed success after succfuly handling a mock resignation letter. The mock resignation letter was done by Prayuth to an official outside.
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“Our fight isn’t over as long as he doesn’t resign. If within three days he doesn’t resign, he will face the people again,” said the protest leader, Patsaravalee ‘Mind’ Tanakitvibulpon. 25.
The protest leader, Patsarvalee was soon arrested after the announcement. Her lawyer revealed that she was arrested for breaching the emergency issues. As she was led away, she too had a few words to say.
“I’m Not scared. this is government’s game.”
In a televised address, Prayuth said she was ready to life measures banning political gatherings. She agrees to ban political gatherings of five or more people. As well as, publication of information deemed to threaten security.
“I will make the first move to de-escalate the situation” Prayuth said.
A few more words were added to this.
“we now need to take a step back from the edge of slippery slope that can easily slide to chaos.” he added saying talks should go to the pariament. That is where his supporters have a majority.
These protests are one of the biggest challenges Thailand has faced in years. They have drawn the most open opposition to the monarchy in decades. This is happening despite less majesty laws setting jail terms of up to 15 years for insulting the royalty.
So far, uptil Friday, all protests were peaceful. However, this Friday the police used water canons on the protesters. This fueled their government anger. This riot also briefly held up Wednesdays march, before letting the crowds through. Protesters also are saying that Prayuth rigged an election last year. He did so in order to keep hold of his power he seized in 2014. However, Prayuth says that the election was fair. Protesters accuse the monarchy of Thailand. They accuse them of enabling years of military domination.
The palace has a policy of making no comment to media. Prayuth also said that the protesters should also wait for the next weeks emergency session of the parliament.Of which, the entire upper house was appointed by his former junata.