By Adeola Atanda
The Thai authorities have banned peaceful pro-democracy rallies, led by the young persons in the country. The authorities said the emergency decree banning protests was to “maintain peace and order”.
It accused some protesters of disturbing a royal motorcade during a mass march in Bangkok on Wednesday, the BBC reported.
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The country’s youth are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who came into power in a 2014 coup. They also want a curb on the king’s powers.
Some among the protesters resisted the ban by remaining on the streets. The decree limits gatherings to four people, puts restrictions on the media, and prohibit the publication of news “that could create fear or intentionally distort information, creating misunderstanding that will affect national security or peace and order”.
It also allows authorities to stop people from entering “any area they designate”.