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Flash Protests Jar Thailand As Coup Leaders Tighten Grip

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May 26, 2014 AT 9:50 AM
Thailand’s coup leader warned citizens not to criticize their new government on Monday, saying the country faced a return to chaos and clashes if demonstrators continued their violent protests. On Monday, some 300 protesters massed at Bangkok’s Victory Monument, carrying simple hand-written signs, reading “Get Out,” “No Coup” and “Want Democracy.” In his first news conference since seizing power on Thursday, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said, “Do not criticize, do not create new problems. It's no use.