“At the dawn of September 20, here is where the people proclaim that this country belongs to the people,” read part of the inscription on the plaque.
Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital on Sunday installed a plaque symbolising the country’s transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped and stolen three years ago, as they vowed to press on with calls for new elections and reform of the monarchy.
The mass student-led rally that began on Saturday is the largest in a series of protests this year, with thousands camping overnight at Sanam Luang field near the royal palace. On Sunday, they began marching to an undisclosed location, saying they want to hand over a petition to the king’s adviser.
A group of activists drilled a hole in front of a makeshift stage in Sanam Luang and laid down a round brass…