04 December 2020,   03:33
Thailand protests: Tens of thousands gather again in mass defiance of government

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered again in the Thai capital Bangkok in mass defiance of the government which had issued a decree banning demonstrations, writes BBC.

The protesters cheered and chanted peacefully, eventually dispersing several hours after a new 6pm curfew.

They called for the release of at least 20 activists arrested on Thursday in a sweeping crackdown by police.

After peacefully leaving the site of the demonstration at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong Intersection, the protesters vowed to return today, at 17:00 local time (10:00 GMT).