Bangkok

Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Thai PM lifts emergency law amid calls to resign

Asiatimes 22 Oct 2020
“As the army chief and historically the most likely person to stage a coup, General Narongphan must take the lead and make a clear, unequivocal stance that the army will never engage in non-democratic affairs from now on,” the Bangkok Post said in an October 9 editorial ... In response, authorities repeatedly shut Bangkok’s public metro rail services....
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Asia stocks slip with US stimulus unlikely before election

Beijing News 22 Oct 2020
Still, the two sides continue to talk. "I don't think our chances get better after the election ... Brexit hope ... However, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Manila posted gains ... The pound held up against the dollar after rallying Wednesday on news that Britain and the European Union will resume post-Brexit trade talks following a week of brinkmanship ... Source....
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Stocks mostly slip with US stimulus unlikely before election

Beijing News 22 Oct 2020
Still, the two sides continue to talk. "I don't think our chances get better after the election ... Brexit hope ... However, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Manila posted gains ... The pound held up against the dollar after rallying Wednesday on news that Britain and the European Union will resume post-Brexit trade talks following a week of brinkmanship ... Source....
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Protesters March Towards Government House in Bangkok as Police Erect Barricade

The Daily Telegraph Australia 21 Oct 2020
The Bangkok Post said police had built a barbed-wire barricade to block the protesters ......
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Protesters Tear Down Police Barricade as Demonstrators March on Government House

The Daily Telegraph Australia 21 Oct 2020
The Bangkok Post said police had set up the barricade at the Uruphong intersection to block the protesters and prevent them reaching Government House....
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Thai government fails to stop growing protests

Asiatimes 20 Oct 2020
The regime has repeatedly shut down Bangkok’s mass transit system during the ongoing protests, stranding thousands of commuters ... Most of what protesters shout at rallies, spray paint as graffiti on Bangkok’s grimy walls, post on the internet and say in news interviews about the monarchy is illegal under the constitution and harsh lese-majeste law....
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Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Bangkok

The Daily Telegraph Australia 20 Oct 2020
Anti-government protesters gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, for a rally on Tuesday, October 20, as organizers urged them to “save energy” for an upcoming demonstration, the Bangkok Post reported....
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Thailand protesters defy new 'selfie' rule

Yahoo Daily News 19 Oct 2020
Bangkok [Thailand], October 19 (ANI) ... However, they soon lingered, raising their arms in a three-fingered salute, reported New York Post ... The decree on the state of emergency bans gatherings of five or more people, as well as the publication of news or online messages that could infringe on national security, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported....
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Bangkok School Students Raise ‘Hunger Games’ Salute in Protest

The Daily Telegraph Australia 19 Oct 2020
... amid continued anti-government demonstrations in Thailand on October 19, the Bangkok Post reported....
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Young protesters undeterred by state of emergency and arrests in Bangkok

The Times/The Sunday Times 19 Oct 2020
Young anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Bangkok for a ... Protesters were warned that they face two years in prison for posting pictures of themselves at the demonstrations....
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Protesters in Thailand carry on despite police warning

Asahi News 19 Oct 2020
BANGKOK--Thousands of mainly young Thais were back on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday for a fifth straight day of protests demanding sweeping political change, with demonstrations also taking place at several other locations around the country ... strength, particularly in Bangkok....
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Bangkok's Victory Monument principal venue for protests against Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha govt

Yahoo Daily News 18 Oct 2020
Bangkok [Thailand], October 18 (ANI). Rally organisers in Bangkok said the Victory ... The rallies will kick off at various times between 3 pm and 8 pm, Bangkok Post reported ... Bangkok Post further reported that the same tactic was used on Saturday before rallies in three locations....
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Anti-Monarchy Thais Protest for Fifth Straight Day

Kayhan 18 Oct 2020
BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of mainly young Thais were back on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday for a fifth straight day of protests demanding sweeping political change, with demonstrations also taking place at several other locations around the country ... particularly in Bangkok....

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