Thai protesters target royal spending at Bangkok rally


A protester performs on a red carpet while taking part in a protest against the government and to reform monarchy in Bangkok, Thailand, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters criticised spending by King Maha Vajiralongkorn's palace and held a "fashion show" that parodied members of the royal family at a rally in Bangkok on Thursday that drew thousands of people.

What began as anti-government demonstrations in July have increasingly called for reforms of the monarchy, breaking a longstanding taboo and defying a law that sets a jail term of up to 15 years for criticising the king and his family.

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