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Water cannons prompt letters to Thai king

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Pro-democracy protests have rocked Thailand since July. Jack TAYLOR AFP

BANGKOK (Bangkok Post) – Police fired water cannons at anti-government protesters to prevent them from marching to the Royal Household Bureau at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday.

Authorities briefly used water cannons when the protesters reached the area outside the Supreme Court building at Sanam Luang on their way to submit letters addressed to the bureau requesting reform of the monarchy.

Four red post boxes were placed on Ratchadamnoen Nai Avenue for protesters to “post” their letters to the King.

Police had set up a blockade outside the Supreme Court to prevent the demonstrators from advancing. After the water fusillade, authorities said they would not fire again as long as protesters stayed away from the barricade.

 

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