‘I Deny the Legitimacy of the Thai Coup…

Three days after the military coup instigated by army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, the situation in Bangkok remains ever so tense, with confrontations flaring between the military and growing numbers of protesters on the streets. On May 22, Prayuth staged the 19th military coup – 12 of them successful – since Thailand abolished the absolute monarchy in 1932. The reason this time was supposedly to restore peace and order after long months of relentless protest. At least 155 people have been arrested and members of the media were ordered to report to the military at 2 pm on May 26.

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