Nine pro-democracy activists, including two rappers, have been arrested in a crackdown on growing protests in Thailand that have presented a serious threat to the country’s military-backed government.
Protesters have called for Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s prime minister and a former army general, to resign amid accusations of incompetence and corruption.
Mr Prayuth seized power in a 2014 military coup and then won an election in 2019 that was widely seen as unfair and biased towards his administration.
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