Protest encounters of Royalists and Pro-democracy in Thailand will go under the military junta if things turn violent. The uprisings brought out thousands of people after the government’s ruling to impose emergency measures. That includes banning political gatherings and publication of information dissemination.
The pro-democracy movement has failed to resolve its disparities and lifting demands to improve economic recession. However, they still rallied to raise the release of their seven comrades, including their leader Jatupat last Saturday.
After the long series of pro-democracy protests that aim to reform the monarchy and furnish implicit criticism for aggravation of Thais as a religious and a pillar of national identity, including the petitions for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the counter-protester of pro-democracy Royalists started a rival protest in Bangkok last week.
The march had turned into a vicious event as few protesters attacked pro-democracy and student demonstrators in the anti-government camp. According to Paul Chamber, an educator at Naresuan University Center of ASEAN Community Studies, the protest clashes between the two groups of demonstrators turned into violent acts. The military had enough justification for intervening.
Chamber also warned the Thailand police that there are growing tensions and uncertainties as the protest series causes severe conflicts and leads to injuries and fatalities. He explained the military should have the perfect rationale to interfere, face stopping the current facade of democracy, and start a new military junta streak.
On the other hand, Prayut took down the demands of pro-democracy protesters and affirmed that he would not step down. The last military junta of Thailand occurred six years ago, arranged by the current prime minister and retired army. The Thai military and police parliament nominated him.
The Prime Minister also prepared a state of emergency inclined to end months of anti-government protest as thousands of demonstrators rebounded in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The series of protests started last July.
At present, he issued a demand to authorize the parliament to strive for a solution that will end the crisis. Additionally, he repeated his petition intended to examine Thailand’s political situation.