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Turbulent Thailand

Protests return to Thailand amid calls for monarchy reform

Some 800 protesters gathered in Bangkok, marched to German Embassy

Demonstrators walk together holding placards during a protest against the amendment of the lese majeste law, in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 14.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Protests returned to the streets of Thailand's capital Bangkok on Sunday with demonstrators calling for reform of the monarchy, despite a recent ruling of the Constitutional Court banning such protests.

Some 800 protesters gathered in the center of Bangkok to vent their anger at the court's ruling, which ordered pro-democracy leaders to end all actions against the monarchy, claiming that King Maha Vajiralongkorn has taken absolute power in ruling the country and caused inequality.

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