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“No absolute monarchy:” Thousands of Thais march for royal reforms

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of Thais took to the streets of the capital on Sunday demanding reforms of the monarchy, defying a court ruling that such demands are a veiled attempt to overthrow the institution. Youth-led protests that began last year by calling for the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, 66, a former coup leader, have become the biggest challenge in decades to the monarchy which is constitutionally enshrined to be held in “revered worship”. Protesters marched against rows of riot police behind shields, waving placards that read “No absolute monarchy” and “Reform is no…

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