Thailand: Protesters clash with police in Bangkok

Police and protesters have clashed in the Thai capital Bangkok during a third straight day of anti-government demonstrations.

Police used water cannon to try to disperse the thousands-strong crowd, advancing on them with riot shields and batons.

The protesters, who are defying a ban on public gatherings, hit back with umbrellas and threw bottles.

They’re calling for reforms to the constitution and monarchy as well as for the prime minister to step down.