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Protesters push for better COVID-19 vaccination program as cases rise in Thailand

Lillian Suwanrumpha, AFP

Posted at Aug 08 2021 02:20 PM

Thai protesters push for better COVID-19 response

Pro-democracy protesters put out tear gas canisters as they clash with police during a demonstration demanding political reform and calling for a change to the country's coronavirus vaccination program in Bangkok on Saturday. Hundreds of protesters raised concern on the government’s COVID-19 response as coronavirus infections rise to record high 21,838 cases and 212 deaths in a day, bringing total infections to 736,522 and 6,066 deaths since the pandemic began.