Thailand protests: Bangkok shuts down transport as demonstrators remain defiant


Transport was paralysed across central Bangkok on Saturday as police attempted to prevent pro-democracy demonstrators from gathering for a third straight day in defiance of emergency laws after a chaotic Friday night which saw riot police hit protesters with water cannons in the Thai capital.Bangkok’s BTS overground train system and metro were closed throughout the city as thousands of protesters massed at multiple locations to stretch the police in a deepening political unrest.The protesters –…

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