A large protest against Thailand’s military-backed government on Sunday saw thousands join the “Run Against Dictatorship” in Bangkok, with some runners also showing the three-finger salute made popular by the Hunger Games movies. Protesters gathered at a public park for an anti-government run early on Sunday, with Thai billionaire and opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit leading the event. Organizers said over 10,000 people registered to join the “Run Against Dictatorship,” marking what appeared to be the biggest anti-government protest since the 2014 military coup, which saw the current Prime Minister and then-army chief Prayut Chan-ocha seize power. “I want a government that takes care of the people and spends money on our well-being and the environment instead of buying tanks and submarines,” one of the runners said. Protesters chanted “Get out, Prayut” and “Long live democracy.” Before running the 2.6-kilometer (1.6-mile) course, many of the protesters also flashed the three-finger salute inspired by the Hunger Games dystopian franchise. Watch video 01:32 Share Thai coup leader stays on as PM Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3Jvh6 Military leader Prayuth confirmed as Thai prime minister Future Forward faces uncertain future Prayut managed to hold on to… Read full this story
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