Anti-government protesters in Thailand have staged a rally in Bangkok ahead of an expected motorcade carrying King Maha Vajiralongkorn, following months of escalating tension in the country.
The protesters are calling for political reforms including curbs on the powers of king, who spends most of his time outside Thailand.
They have also demanded the departure of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Supporters of the monarchy staged rival protests in the capital on Wednesday.
The two sides gathered separately along Ratchadamnoen Avenue, with many of the monarchists wearing t-shirts in the royal yellow colour. They were largely kept apart, save for a brief fistfight.
The anti-government protesters linked arms and marched chanting “Prayuth, get out!” and “Long live the people!” Police prevented them from reaching the office of the prime minister.
The royalists shouted insults at the protesters. “We want