Anti-government protesters who rode through Bangkok streets last weekend to demand the prime minister’s resignation are expected to return for another rally tomorrow.
The Saturday afternoon event will be similar to last week’s auto rally which involved about 200 vehicles, activist and “Car Mob” rally leader Sombat Boonngamanong said. Demonstrators are demanding Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s resignation largely due to his mishandling of the COVID-19 health crisis as infections continue to skyrocket and dozens die each day.
They plan to gather at the Democracy Monument at 1pm before heading to the headquarters of ruling, pro-government political parties: Democrat, Bhumjaithai, Phalang Pracharath Party and Action Coalition for Thailand.
The rally will conclude at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in downtown Bangkok.
Sombat, a well-known pro-democracy activist, also asked participants to practice social-distancing since Bangkok has been experiencing its worst coronavirus outbreak.
This past Saturday, Sombat led hundreds of drivers from the Democracy Monument toward the Government House to show their defiance toward the government by honking, turning on emergency lights and raising three-finger salutes.
Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!