massive protests were held in Thailand amid the spread of coronavirus infection, informs CNN.
According to the channel, a crowd of protesters tried to break through to the office of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Och, demanding his immediate resignation. Protesters believe that the government is failing to contain the effects of the pandemic and is leading the country into an economic crisis.
The demonstrators were driven back by the police, clashes with which lasted for several hours. Kissan Deputy Police Spokesman Fatanacharoen explained that protesters threw firecrackers and ping-pong balls at police officers.
“The government is handling the situation poorly, and if we do nothing, there will be no changes,” one of the protesters, Kanyaporna Viratata, told reporters.
According to CNN, water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas were used to disperse the protesters.
According to the latest data, more than 11 thousand coronavirus infections per day are recorded in Thailand every day.