bangkok protests

Kritsuda Khunasen, 27, was one of hundreds of politicians, activists, academics and journalists held by the military after it overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. -Reuters
Rights groups on Tuesday urged Thailand's military rulers to probe allegations a 'Red Shirt' activist was tortured during her near one-month detention by soldiers after the coup. -AFP
Twenty-eight people died and hundreds more were wounded in political violence linked to the protests, which also deflated the kingdom's once-buoyant economy. -AFP
The kingdom's generals are keen to avoid ceding as much power to the interim government as they did following the last coup in 2006. -AFP
The move ended the government's biggest expenditure on the costly scheme, following a vow by the junta government to halt it for now. -Reuters
On Sunday, few protests took place and the security presence was lighter. Half a dozen women outside a mall gave the three-fingered salute that has become a symbol of defiance to the coup. -Reuters
Eight key Bangkok locations closed after elusive red-shirt activist plans anti-coup rally at Ratchaprasong. -The Nation/ANN
Reforms could only be implemented if there was peace and stability and would take about a year, said General Prayuth Chan-ocha. After that, elections would be held. -Reuters
Thai Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that military forces were seizing power from a caretaker government. -The Nation/ANN
Thailand's army is to send troops and vehicles to escort protesters away from rally sites, a senior army official said on Thursday.. -Reuters

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