Thai protesters target royal spending at Bangkok rally
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters criticised spending by King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s palace and held a “fashion show” that parodied members of the royal family at a rally in Bangkok on Thursday that drew thousands of people.
What began as anti-government demonstrations in July have increasingly called for reforms of the monarchy, breaking a longstanding taboo and defying a law that sets a jail term of up to 15 years for criticising the king and his family.
The Palace has made no comment on the protests since they began. The government made no immediate comment on Thursday’s event.
The protesters’ show, with a red carpet parade by activists lampooning royalty, took place on the same day that one of the king’s daughters, a designer, was to launch a new fashion collection. - Reuters