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Biggest Thai protest in years puts pressure on government

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand,...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand,...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya...more

Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A pro-democracy protester holds a sign during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit...more

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A pro-democracy protester wears a face mask at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A pro-democracy protester wears a face mask at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge...more

A pro-democracy protester wears a face mask at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A pro-democracy protester holding a placard does a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A pro-democracy protester holding a placard does a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok,...more

A pro-democracy protester holding a placard does a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand,...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights as they attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Pro-democracy protesters do a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters do a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16....more

Pro-democracy protesters do a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand,...more

Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally as one of them is holding a placard at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16....more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A pro-democracy protester holds a sign at a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya...more

Pro-democracy protesters holding signs attend a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August...more

Pro-democracy protesters use mobile phones as flashlights during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok,...more

Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Anon Nampa, one of the leaders of recent anti-government protests, looks on during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Anon Nampa, one of the leaders of recent anti-government protests, looks on during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok,...more

Anon Nampa, one of the leaders of recent anti-government protests, looks on during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A demonstrator holds a placard during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A demonstrator holds a placard during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A demonstrator holds a placard during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve the parliament and to hold new elections under a revised constitution, near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, August 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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