Thailand cracks down on pro-democracy, anti-monarchy protests | DW News
Pro-democracy protestors in Thailand are threatening to defy a ban on gatherings and stage new demonstrations today. Police are setting up checkpoints in the capital Bangkok to prevent demonstrators from congregating. The government has declared a state of emergency as part of a crackdown on the demonstrators. At least 20 including three protest leaders have been arrested. The protestors are calling for a change to the constitution and an overhaul of the monarchy.