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Thailand coup: Soldiers and police out in force to deter protest

BANGKOK: Around 6,000 police and soldiers were deployed across Bangkok on Sunday, according to a Thai official, as authorities tried to deter anti-coup protesters who have threatened a day of flashmob rallies in defiance of the army. 

Small but vociferous protests have been held every day in the capital since the army seized power from the civilian government on May 22. 

Army Chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha has warned protesters that they – and even their families – face punishment under strict martial law, but has so far taken a relatively light touch to marshalling the rallies, making several arrests but not using force. <... The Star Online Highlights

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