CommonDreams – Thailand Deploys Thousands Of Soldiers To Crush Anti-Coup Protests – 1 June 2014

Thcommon-dreamsailand Deploys Thousands of Soldiers to Crush Anti-Coup Protests

Despite ban on public gatherings, demonstrations have occurred daily since military takeover

– Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Thousands of police and troops were deployed to Thailand’s capital Sunday in a bid to crush planned mass protests against the country’s recent military coup.

Deputy police chief Somyot Poompanmoung told Reuters that 5,700 police and soldiers are headed for Bangkok Sunday, with plans to quash demonstrations in other areas of Thailand. According to numerous media reports, Bangkok’s commercial center has been largely shut down.

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