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A demonstrator holds up a sign as she joins others during a protest against military rule at Victory Monument in Bangkok

A demonstrator holds up a sign as she joins others during a protest against military rule at Victory Monument in Bangkok May 27, 2014. Thailand's military rulers settled down to work at their Bangkok headquarters on Tuesday, firmly in charge with royal endorsement while rounding up critics and searching for weapons they fear could still be used to fight their takeover. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

Anti-government protests in Thailand

Yahoo NewsFebruary 23, 2014

More than 1,000 Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok's busiest intersections Thursday to prevent a planned protest, as authorities said they would no longer allow any demonstrations against last week's military coup.

Truckloads of soldiers blocked all incoming roads to the capital's Victory Monument in a massive show of force at the height of evening rush hour in an area that serves as one of the city's commuter bus hubs.

More than a dozen police prisoner trucks were parked along the emptied roundabout, but there was little sign of protesters, who have come out almost daily to defy a ban on political gatherings.


(AP)

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