Thousands protesters have taken to the streets Thailand's capital Bangkok, despite the government declaring a state emergency. Police arrested dozens of the pro-democracy demonstrators. They have been protesting cities Thailand and online for three months. Many of the protestors are students, but they are being joined a wider cross-section of society. They are calling for a new constitution to ensure a true constitutional monarch a democratic system. They are also demanding the dissolution of parliament, the resignation Thailand's Prime Minister, and an end to "the intimidation government critics".
The government said the protests have, "affected the government's stability, safety, property and staff". It said the protests were, "no longer a peaceful assembly," and were a threat to national security. The government announced a ban gatherings more than five people and prohibited the publication online messages that could "harm national security". Police arrested 22 people Friday public disorder offences. There were three prominent activists those arrested. Footage showing a woman being picked by police and put a police car went viral social media. Police also photographed the crowds and warned demonstrators they could be prosecuted violating the emergency decree.