Thailand bans all anti-coup protests

(VOVworld) - Thailand’s military junta announced on Thursday they would no longer allow any demonstrations against last week’s military coup, and deployed some 1,350 troops and police to seal off one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections to prevent a planned protest.

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Thai soldiers at Bangkok on May 29 (Photo: AFP/ VNA)

The large army deployment came a day after hundreds of protesters gathered at the capital's Victory Monument and outnumbered soldiers. Earlier, in another part of the city, about 100 students held an anti-coup protest on the campus of Thammasat University, which ended peacefully. The mounting tension comes a week after the army seized power, overthrowing the government. The army says it had to act to restore order after seven months of increasingly violent political turbulence.