Thai rightists launch group to counter protesters

A royalist protester holds a framed picture of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on August 16, 2020, ahead of anti-government protests in the Thai capital. – Some 50 royalist protesters gathered on August 16 at Democracy Monument, the same venue where anti-government protesters are set to rally in Bangkok against the government of Premier Prayut-O-Cha as tensions rise in the kingdom after the arrest of three activists leading the pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)