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Thousands of protesters have converged on Bangkok to oppose the army's sweeping takeover.
Last updated: 26 May 2014 10:46
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Bangkok, Thailand - Since the Thai military seized power last week, anti-coup demonstrations have been raging in Bangkok, the capital, with protesters denouncing the power grab.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, leader of Thailand's coup, said he received the endorsement of King Bhumibol Adulyadej formalising his status as head of government. The army chief gave his first address to the nation on Monday, saying that he will firmly enforce the law to improve the political situation in the country.

The military seized power last Thursday to end six months of sometimes violent protests against the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

It took over the government with a heavy hand: detaining scores of people, most allied with Yingluck's government, throwing out the constitution, dissolving the Senate and censoring media.

More protests have been scheduled with organisers declaring that they are not afraid of the consequences.

 


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Troops were deployed to control anti-coup protests around Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok.



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A soldier patrols an anti-coup protest at Ratchaprasong junction. In 2010, a Red Shirt supporter was killed at the junction during a political protest.



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Even though the protests have been outlawed, Red Shirt protesters stage daily demonstrations. 



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

In the three days since the army's takeover, the junta has faced protests that have gotten bigger day by day.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

On Sunday, around 2,000 anti-coup protesters defied an army-imposed edict that bans groups larger than five from gathering for political purposes.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The army has detained scores of people.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Tensions between the soldiers and protesters have been gathering momentum, with sporadic clashes taking place throughout Bangkok.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

An injured demonstrator is protected by a circle of soldiers who are waiting for an ambulance.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The military dissolved the Senate - the last functioning democratic institution in Thailand - and absorbed its legislative powers.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The junta has asked politicians, political activists and, for the first time, outspoken academics and some journalists to present themselves at army offices. 



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The junta's top generals warned anti-coup protesters that they will not tolerate any more rallies in the city.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The king of Thailand has endorsed the leader of the military coup that placed the army in control of the nation.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Hundreds of soldiers with riot shields line up to contain the crowd as protests continue. This demonstration was largely peaceful, but at least two people were detained.




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Troops were deployed to control anti-coup protests around Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok.

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A soldier patrols an anti-coup protest at Ratchaprasong junction. In 2010, a Red Shirt supporter was killed at the junction during a political protest.

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Even though the protests have been outlawed, Red Shirt protesters stage daily demonstrations. 

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In the three days since the army(***)s takeover, the junta has faced protests that have gotten bigger day by day.

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On Sunday, around 2,000 anti-coup protesters defied an army-imposed edict that bans groups larger than five from gathering for political purposes.

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The army has detained scores of people.

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Tensions between the soldiers and protesters have been gathering momentum, with sporadic clashes taking place throughout Bangkok.

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An injured demonstrator is protected by a circle of soldiers who are waiting for an ambulance.

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The military dissolved the Senate - the last functioning democratic institution in Thailand - and absorbed its legislative powers.

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The junta has asked politicians, political activists and, for the first time, outspoken academics and some journalists to present themselves at army offices. 

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The junta(***)s top generals warned anti-coup protesters that they will not tolerate any more rallies in the city.

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The king of Thailand has endorsed the leader of the military coup that placed the army in control of the nation.

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Hundreds of soldiers with riot shields line up to contain the crowd as protests continue. This demonstration was largely peaceful, but at least two people were detained.

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Troops on the ground where deployed to control anti coup protest around Victory monument in Bangkok downtown.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/d01691a7c263c895307643f0dd1e12a6Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Troops on the ground where deployed to control anti coup protest around Victory monument in Bangkok downtown.

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A soldier patrolling the anti coup protester gathering area on Ratchaprasong junction where on 2010 nighty red shirt where killed during march/may political protest.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/e003c3fa4e4ff190642766072e93d014Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

A soldier patrolling the anti coup protester gathering area on Ratchaprasong junction where on 2010 nighty red shirt where killed during march/may political protest.

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Despite forbidden by the army anti coup protester are meeting every day on different spot of Bangkok ricking to be arrested.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/6cf8ec557b10b564052fe8eb3b72d5c0Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Despite forbidden by the army anti coup protester are meeting every day on different spot of Bangkok ricking to be arrested.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/5eae1e57f90886601a51ca5790ba5928In the three days since Thailand's first coup in eight years, the junta has faced scattered protests that came bigger day by day.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/5eae1e57f90886601a51ca5790ba5928Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera In the three days since Thailand's first coup in eight years, the junta has faced scattered protests that came bigger day by day. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/b879321aaf64590c0a737b038676c6a1

On Sunday, around 2,000 anti coup protesters defied an army-imposed edict banning groups larger than five from gathering for political purposes.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/b879321aaf64590c0a737b038676c6a1Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

On Sunday, around 2,000 anti coup protesters defied an army-imposed edict banning groups larger than five from gathering for political purposes.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/51c72b11718227a66f7b20a4a6c372c4

Tension is growing during the protests, organizers of the protests try to calm down the anti coup followers but confrontation seams to be very close.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/51c72b11718227a66f7b20a4a6c372c4Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Tension is growing during the protests, organizers of the protests try to calm down the anti coup followers but confrontation seams to be very close.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/6253f69c676d9edb3a657cefdcc8e1e1An anti-coup protester is arrested during the gathering at Ratchaprasong junction, people around shout to the police and some of them tried to freed him.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/6253f69c676d9edb3a657cefdcc8e1e1Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera An anti-coup protester is arrested during the gathering at Ratchaprasong junction, people around shout to the police and some of them tried to freed him. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/48a98b1032ffd0e669092de2e96a844cA tension grow when the soldiers stand in the middle of a cross road waiting for the ambulance to pick up the arrested that got injured. People push and shout to the soldiers trying to freed the arrested protester.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/48a98b1032ffd0e669092de2e96a844cVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera A tension grow when the soldiers stand in the middle of a cross road waiting for the ambulance to pick up the arrested that got injured. People push and shout to the soldiers trying to freed the arrested protester. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/fe37a59f2ccca0d30e0689baa7f1b6b7The soldiers keep the protester in between their legs in a human circle made to keep him on custody. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/fe37a59f2ccca0d30e0689baa7f1b6b7Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera The soldiers keep the protester in between their legs in a human circle made to keep him on custody. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/14e8d8419cdb315d4465d93e18fe64f7

The military on Saturday dissolved the Senate the last functioning democratic institution left, and absorbed its legislative powers.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/14e8d8419cdb315d4465d93e18fe64f7Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The military on Saturday dissolved the Senate the last functioning democratic institution left, and absorbed its legislative powers.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/69b830cb669392bde13d715539fb287cThe junta cite 35 more people, including politicians, political activists and, for the first time, outspoken academics and some journalists. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/69b830cb669392bde13d715539fb287cVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera The junta cite 35 more people, including politicians, political activists and, for the first time, outspoken academics and some journalists. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/1fce5978c99e95395c1a2ef25cb6d7ef

The top generals from the junta warned anti coup protester to do not defy the law, they will not tolerate any more rallies in town.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/1fce5978c99e95395c1a2ef25cb6d7efVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

The top generals from the junta warned anti coup protester to do not defy the law, they will not tolerate any more rallies in town.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/9bc77d8edbdab04f2340a36d1a563ea0The king of Thailand is expected to endorse the leader of the military coup that placed the army in control of the nation.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/9bc77d8edbdab04f2340a36d1a563ea0Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera The king of Thailand is expected to endorse the leader of the military coup that placed the army in control of the nation. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/db582d56080f12b3231bfa5505fa3bb8Hundreds of soldiers, most with riot shields, lined up to contain the crowd, there was some shouting and pushing and at least two people were detained.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/db582d56080f12b3231bfa5505fa3bb8Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Hundreds of soldiers, most with riot shields, lined up to contain the crowd, there was some shouting and pushing and at least two people were detained. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/1f3d19c1dc98ddb8ea2790fffbee1499Under the name of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the junta has brought sweeping changes in a matter of days.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests_1/slideshow/no-caption/1f3d19c1dc98ddb8ea2790fffbee1499Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Under the name of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the junta has brought sweeping changes in a matter of days.


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