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Mass anti-government run in Thailand

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

More than 13 thousand people took part in the anti-government run on Sunday in Bangkok, the Associated Press reported.

The main demand of the race participants is the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The race took place in a city park, it also gathered a crowd of spectators who cheered the participants of the competition.

Posters with the words: “Every drop of sweat – for the future of Thailand” and “Get rid of uncle harder than fat on the stomach” have been unfolded at the action. The people in Thailand called the premiere of “Uncle Tu,” the agency said.

The protesters are mostly dissatisfied with the level of economic development; they demand complete democratic freedoms, including freedom of expression.

In 2014, a military coup took place in Thailand . Then the military announced the dissolution of the Senate, as well as the detention of a number of political and public figures. General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, who led the coup, was then elected prime minister of the country.

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