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In Pictures: Thais react to military coup
Thailand's military coup and imposed curfew have divided the population and drawn international condemnation.
Last updated: 25 May 2014 09:22
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Bangkok, Thailand - Since May 22, Thailand has been under martial law.

Just months before his retirement, Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha declared a military coup as an attempt to end the unrest that has sent Thailand's economy into freefall. It is Thailand's 12th sucessful military coup since 1932.

A day after his decision, around 500 people defied the law to express their outrage over the military takeover. In the past two days, the soldiers dismantled the pro-government Red Shirt protest camp in the outskirts of Bangkok as well as the anti-government camp site in the heart of the capital.

Except for the affected areas, there was no visible military presence in the streets. Traffic was lighter than usual and schools across the country were closed, but life in Bangkok appeared relatively normal.

The army's action has received international condemnation, and US Secretery of State John Kerry declared in a press statement: "While we value our long friendship with the Thai people, this act will have negative implications for the US-Thai relationship, especially our relationship with the Thai military."


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On Thursday, May 22, Thai army leader Gen Prayuth Chan Ocha announced a military takeover of the government in a press conference at the Army Club in Bangkok.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Early Friday morning, Thai soldiers arrived at the anti-government camp at the democracy monument area in Bangkok to dismantle their facilities.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Anti-government protesters packed their belongings and left peacefully. The so-called "Yellow Shirts" seemed to be happy about the army takeover.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

High ranking officers of the Thai army searched the anti-government camp.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Approximately 50 students from Bangkok University staged a 'symbolic demonstration' against the coup near the anti-government camp.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

A Thai soldier stands guard at the entrance of the Don Muang international airport. According to the army, passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport after the curfew, which begins at 10pm and ends at 5am.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

A group of anti-coup protesters display banners in the commercial district of Siam.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

An anti-coup protester shouts at a unit of the Thai army.



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Outraged Thais who do not agree with the coup protested the military's action at a downtown site in Bangkok.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Most television and radio stations were shut down. Opponents of the coup have taken to the streets and the internet to express their grievances.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Anti-coup protesters at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center in Siam, Bangkok. General Prayuth's decision to use a 100-year-old law to give his troops sweeping powers drew international condemnation and possible sanctions from the US.



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Thai troops take position in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Bangkok just before the beginning of the 10pm curfew.



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Thai soldiers occupy a Skytrain station in downtown Bangkok.



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Soldiers stand in front of the entrance of the commercial area of Siam. The number of tourists in the country is expect to fall 10 to 12 percent. Currently, the tourism industry accounts for nine percent of the country's gross domestic product.




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On Thursday, May 22, Thai army leader Gen Prayuth Chan Ocha announced a military takeover of the government in a press conference at the Army Club in Bangkok.

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Early Friday morning, Thai soldiers arrived at the anti-government camp at the democracy monument area in Bangkok to dismantle their facilities.

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Anti-government protesters packed their belongings and left peacefully. The so-called "Yellow Shirts" seemed to be happy about the army takeover.

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High ranking officers of the Thai army searched the anti-government camp.

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Approximately 50 students from Bangkok University staged a (***)symbolic demonstration(***) against the coup near the anti-government camp.

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A Thai soldier stands guard at the entrance of the Don Muang international airport. According to the army, passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport after the curfew, which begins at 10pm and ends at 5am.

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A group of anti-coup protesters display banners in the commercial district of Siam.

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An anti-coup protester shouts at a unit of the Thai army.

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Outraged Thais who do not agree with the coup protested the military(***)s action at a downtown site in Bangkok.

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Most television and radio stations were shut down. Opponents of the coup have taken to the streets and the internet to express their grievances.

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Anti-coup protesters at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center in Siam, Bangkok. General Prayuth(***)s decision to use a 100-year-old law to give his troops sweeping powers drew international condemnation and possible sanctions from the US.

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Thai troops take position in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Bangkok just before the beginning of the 10pm curfew.

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Thai soldiers occupy a Skytrain station in downtown Bangkok.

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Soldiers stand in front of the entrance of the commercial area of Siam. The number of tourists in the country is expect to fall 10 to 12 percent. Currently, the tourism industry accounts for nine percent of the country(***)s gross domestic product.

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On thursday 22 of may at 17.00 local time the Thai Army leader Gen Prayuth Chan Ocha made formal his military coup in a press conference at Army Club in Bangkok.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/db7da334581ab3d637406d8923b265baVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

On thursday 22 of may at 17.00 local time the Thai Army leader Gen Prayuth Chan Ocha made formal his military coup in a press conference at Army Club in Bangkok.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/7c9ddbf864c9a5e950c280bb2d1cc861Early morning on friday 23th of May the Thai soldiers arrived at the antigovernment protester main camp at Democracy monument area in Bangkok to dismantle their facilities. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/7c9ddbf864c9a5e950c280bb2d1cc861Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Early morning on friday 23th of May the Thai soldiers arrived at the antigovernment protester main camp at Democracy monument area in Bangkok to dismantle their facilities. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/dfa937c67277f8f43670fae0cd7f527aAntigovernment protesters pack their belongings and left pacifically the area, the so called yellow shirt seams to be happy the army take over the power for the elected government.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/dfa937c67277f8f43670fae0cd7f527aVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Antigovernment protesters pack their belongings and left pacifically the area, the so called yellow shirt seams to be happy the army take over the power for the elected government. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/0ac27a4ad527b6adc5544d76f0e6ce60High ranks of the Thai army where patrolling and searching the antigovernment protester for all the morning make sure nobody remain camping at Democracy Monument where their base was established since november 2013.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/0ac27a4ad527b6adc5544d76f0e6ce60Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera High ranks of the Thai army where patrolling and searching the antigovernment protester for all the morning make sure nobody remain camping at Democracy Monument where their base was established since november 2013. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/4dc3488e180e0665be64f25db0dc743e

Approximately 50 students form different Bangkok university improvised a so called by them symbolic demonstration against the army coup at the Democracy monument area. Some of the organizer gave a short speech and their were after 'invited' by the army to leave the area which happen without mayor accident.

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Approximately 50 students form different Bangkok university improvised a so called by them symbolic demonstration against the army coup at the Democracy monument area. Some of the organizer gave a short speech and their were after 'invited' by the army to leave the area which happen without mayor accident.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/f0f2dc12eb140920f7903b4d4980df4fThai soldier at the entrance of the Don Muang international airport, according to the Army passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport after the curfew which is from 10pm to 5 am.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/f0f2dc12eb140920f7903b4d4980df4fVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Thai soldier at the entrance of the Don Muang international airport, according to the Army passengers are allowed to come and go from the airport after the curfew which is from 10pm to 5 am. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/1997a5c39406d49bf97157bd2de1f89eGroup of anti coup protester gather at the commercial hearth central area of Siam and show banners against the army decision to rule the country. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/1997a5c39406d49bf97157bd2de1f89eVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Group of anti coup protester gather at the commercial hearth central area of Siam and show banners against the army decision to rule the country. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/031ef1e91f6b0c30203fdd01763910e5A coup protester defy the army by shouting and provoking them, the tension rised hour after hour and more soldiers where deployed at the Siam center in central Bangkok.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/031ef1e91f6b0c30203fdd01763910e5Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera A coup protester defy the army by shouting and provoking them, the tension rised hour after hour and more soldiers where deployed at the Siam center in central Bangkok. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/80878d488ec41a573435e5065525e027Frustration of citizens which do not agree with the coup marked the second day of the officially declared coup in Thailand. Activist activists read a statement and lit candles at the downtown site in Bangkok. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/80878d488ec41a573435e5065525e027Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Frustration of citizens which do not agree with the coup marked the second day of the officially declared coup in Thailand. Activist activists read a statement and lit candles at the downtown site in Bangkok. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/26edaaabd2bfd27c6ace7f3bd94c365dMost television and radio stations where shut down or they have to present official announcements. Opponents of the coup have taken to the streets and the internet to express their grievances. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/26edaaabd2bfd27c6ace7f3bd94c365dVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Most television and radio stations where shut down or they have to present official announcements. Opponents of the coup have taken to the streets and the internet to express their grievances. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/dbca02a877f49397ac6409f0b1e7512f

Anti-coup protester at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BACC) at downtown Siam area. Pl. General Prayuth's decision to use a 100 year old law to give his troops sweeping powers without declaring a coup avoided international condemnation and possible sanctions from countries like the United States.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/dbca02a877f49397ac6409f0b1e7512fVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Anti-coup protester at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BACC) at downtown Siam area. Pl. General Prayuth's decision to use a 100 year old law to give his troops sweeping powers without declaring a coup avoided international condemnation and possible sanctions from countries like the United States.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/012b725f3ed2966e20db5f82c1c52846

Thai army troops take position in front the 400 protester gathered in Bangkok downtown to clear the area before 10 pm when according to the curfew imposed by the army nobody have to be in the 10 million inhabitant street of Bangkok.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/012b725f3ed2966e20db5f82c1c52846Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Thai army troops take position in front the 400 protester gathered in Bangkok downtown to clear the area before 10 pm when according to the curfew imposed by the army nobody have to be in the 10 million inhabitant street of Bangkok.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/2064885be63db9a6ec298b265769430fOne of the protester is arrested by the army during the anti coup demonstration held in Bangkok Siam downtown area in Bangkok.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/2064885be63db9a6ec298b265769430fVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera One of the protester is arrested by the army during the anti coup demonstration held in Bangkok Siam downtown area in Bangkok. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/e6eee46f17881d926aa6cc585e957133Thai soldiers took the downtown central Sky Train station where anti coup protester to clear the area and invite all the people in the area to live before 9pm when the train stop running due to the army curfew. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/e6eee46f17881d926aa6cc585e957133Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Thai soldiers took the downtown central Sky Train station where anti coup protester to clear the area and invite all the people in the area to live before 9pm when the train stop running due to the army curfew. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/26b313517b489e56f38305202e2ebcbfSoldiers stand in front the entrance of the downtown commercial area of Siam, The number of tourist in the country expect to fall 10% to 12% of the same period of last year. Tourism industry account with 9% of gross domestic product.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Thai_protests/slideshow/no-caption/26b313517b489e56f38305202e2ebcbfVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Soldiers stand in front the entrance of the downtown commercial area of Siam, The number of tourist in the country expect to fall 10% to 12% of the same period of last year. Tourism industry account with 9% of gross domestic product.


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