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Thai forces descend on central Bangkok to stifle coup protests

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government sent thousands of troops and police into central Bangkok on Sunday to stop any demonstrations against its seizure of power, and some shopping malls and train stations closed to avoid trouble.

 

Authorities were anticipating that protesters would gather at several spots in the capital including an area in the centre where big malls are located. The military has banned political gatherings of five people or more. (Reuters)