Protesters march to the Government House.

Protest march to Government House, bidding to end 'Prayut Dynasty'

Thalufah, one of the pro-democracy protest groups, organised a protest on 25 September, with 4 demands: the unconditional resignation of PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha; a new constitution; monarchy reform; and reform of the judicial system to ensure the right to bail of detained activists. 

Water rockets containing red paint shot by protesters.

Protestors gathered at the Yommarat intersection in the afternoon to begin the march with a theme 'ending the Prayut Dynasty'. iLaw reported police stationed along Phitsanulok Road and by Ratchavinit School, close to the Government House.

Meanwhile, the police took control over the Din Daeng intersection where hard-core protesters have gathered for daily protests since August.

Water rockets containing red paint were launched before beginning the march, the red paint representing the blood of those who died due to the government's failures in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and the sacrifices of those fighting for democracy. 

Protesters shield themselves from water cannon blast.

Protesters arrived at the Nang Loeng intersection at 17.15 where the path to Government House was blocked by crowd control police, razor wire, and water cannon. After 15 minutes of having red paint thrown at them, the police fired water cannon at the protestors. 

A speaker on Thalufah's live broadcast said that the water was dyed blue, and caused some irritation in her eyes. The police followed with tear gas in response to paint and fireworks.

Protesters help each other to fire a giant slingshot.

Matichon reported that one protester was seen calling 191, the police hotline, asking them to tell the police to stop harassing people. 

A protester fires a slingshot at the police.

According to iLaw, a round of tear gas was fired into an area of the Nang Loeng intersection where medical volunteers and protesters were not throwing objects. Crowd control police were also seen on trucks and motorcycles chasing retreating protesters.

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights reported that at least 20 people had been arrested. 

 

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