Thai protesters on march to present letter for King demanding removal of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thousands of protesters set off on a march in Thailand’s capital Bangkok on Sunday (Sept 20), saying that they would present their demands in a letter for King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The protesters have said they want the removal of former junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, a new constitution and reforms to curb the powers of the monarchy.

One of the protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, told the crowd that instead of marching to Government House as previously planned, they would now hand a letter to the king’s Privy Council.

The Royal Palace was not immediately available for comment.

The king is not currently in Thailand.

(This is a developing story.)

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