Thai youth defy warnings as thousands join Bangkok rally, testing government and monarchy

Thousands of pro-democracy students rallied in Bangkok on Sunday, in a protest set to test the depth of support for a bold, unpredictable youth movement which is targeting Thailand’s government and making unprecedented calls for reforms of the monarchy.As many as 15,000 largely black-clad protesters gathered at the city’s Democracy Monument – making it one the largest anti-government rallies since 2014’s coup – as calls for a new constitution, dissolution of parliament and end to judicial…