Thailand pro-democracy activists charged over protest near queen’s motorcade

Thailand pro-democracy activists charged over protest near queen’s motorcade

The Guardian

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Accusations of violence, denied by all five people, could result in 16-20 years’ jail under laws that protect royal family

Prosecutors in Thailand have indicted five pro-democracy activists on charges of attempting to harm the queen during a street demonstration in October last year, in which some protesters shouted slogans critical of the monarchy.

Queen Suthida, the wife of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, was not in any evident danger in the incident, which occurred when a limousine carrying the queen and the king’s son, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, passed through a small crowd of protesters mixed with supporters of the royal family.

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