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An influential activist was arrested in Thailand for protesting against the monarchy

August 19, 2020

Thai police arrested influential activist Anon Nampa on Wednesday for calling for a protest in favor of reforming the monarchy, according to the CNA television station.

This is the second time 36-year-old Anon has been arrested that same month. The activist is at the head of a movement that in June called for strong protests against the monarchy in Thailand practically every day.

Anon was the first opponent to propose a constitutional amendment to reduce the powers of the royal household and was charged with sedition, a police officer said.

An influential activist was arrested in Thailand for protesting against the monarchyAn influential activist was arrested in Thailand for protesting against the monarchy

Groups of protesters recently called for the dissolution of parliament, a new Magna Carta and an end to what they see as acts of repression against critics and dissidents in the Southeast Asian country.

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