Thai protesters call for reform of monarchy and general strike

Thai protesters call for reform of monarchy and general strikeSeptember 20, 2020

Thousands march to demand curbs on the power and budget of the royal family

Thousands of Thai protesters marched near the official residence of the king on Sunday to hand-deliver a letter demanding curbs on the power and budget of the royal family, in one of the boldest challenges to the institution in living memory.

Thailand’s monarchy has long been considered beyond direct public criticism, but over recent months a student-led pro-democracy movement has broken deeply ingrained taboos to call for reforms.

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