Pro-democracy Thais call for change on end of absolute monarchy anniversary


Pro-democracy activists project video footage of the declaration of the end of absolute monarchy at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on June 24, 2020. - AFP

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A pro-democracy group gathered at Democracy Monument in Bangkok before dawn on Wednesday (June 24) to read aloud the declaration made at the very same time by the revolutionaries who turned Thailand into a constitutional monarchy on June 24,1932.

Many other groups in the capital and a dozen other provinces held similar gatherings throughout the day, broadcasting or reading the same declaration made by the People's Party, a group of civilian bureaucrats and military officers, 88 years ago. But it was more than just a commemoration of the end of absolute monarchy.

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