In response to massive protests demanding his resignation and constitutional monarchy reforms, the Thai Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency.
The Order was signed late Wednesday evening by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha after ten thousand protesters marched at the Government House in Bangkok hours before he agreed to step down. Just after the emergency was reported, police dispersed over 20 people, including protesters Arnon Nampa and Chiwarak Parit Penguin, and arrested them.
Authorities warned protesters not to proceed with a scheduled Thai capital demonstration on Thursday.
A former army commander who took power in a coup d'état in 2014, which drove the elected civil government, Prayuth. Last year he won the election, but protesters say that the vote was trickled in his favor by military laws.
In addition to the changes in the military's constitution, the demonstrators also seek to diminish the Thai monarchy's influence. In Thailand's elite, the institution retains divine status and is protected by strict "read majestic" laws, which impose prison sentences for any person found guilty of monarchy insults.
On Wednesday after the crowd, protesters shouted in a motorcade carrying King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida and held a 3-fingered greeting, a sign of defiance taken from a popular American country. Books and movie trilogy of hunger games.