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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand protesters call for probe into king's wealth and spending

More than 10,000 gather outside Siam Commercial Bank

Thousands of protesters gather outside the massive headquarters of Siam Commercial Bank in northern Bangkok on Nov. 25. In 2017, King Maha Vajiralongkorn transferred nearly one-quarter of its shares into his own name from the Crown Property Bureau. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- More than 10,000 protesters dispersed peacefully on Wednesday night after a protest outside the headquarters of Siam Commercial Bank filled with fiery speeches of political defiance and sweeter singalongs.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the largest individual shareholder in the bank, and protesters have previously urged people to close their accounts to indicate dissent.

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