Thailand issues emergency decree to ban gatherings amid huge protests
The Thai government issued an emergency decree Thursday outlawing large gatherings following massive youth-led demonstrations in Bangkok, as police arrested three protest leaders, per the BBC.
Driving the news: The protests began earlier this year over the dissolution of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's Future Forward Party. They've evolved into calls for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, to resign, a new constitution and monarchy reforms, Reuters notes. Police said demonstrators had instigated "chaos and public unrest," but the BBC reports protests were "largely peaceful."