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People rally to denounce military rule in Thailand

23 May 2016 10:46


People have staged a rally in Thailand’s capital to protest military rule on the second anniversary of the takeover of power by the army in the country.

At least 200 people took to the streets in Bangkok on Sunday, holding banners and chanting slogans against the military government.

The protest, which was led by a group of students, was the biggest anti-junta demonstration since the army seized power in 2014.

“I think they should give the people democracy, return power to the people,” said one of the protesters.

On May 22, 2014, the army ousted the government of then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on corruption charges several months after violent protests against her.

The opponents of the junta accuse it of having carried out the unconstitutional overthrow of an elected government.

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