Opponents of Thai military regime launch campaign for democracy

June 24, 2014 3:43 AM

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Opponents of Thai military regime launch campaign for democracy

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Opponents of Thailand's junta launched a campaign on Tuesday to restore democracy and "oppose the military dictatorship and its aristocratic network", the first sign of organized resistance to the army since it seized power last month.

Jarupong Ruangsuwan, chairman of the Puea Thai Party that led the government ousted by the military, said in an open letter to fellow Thais that the military council had no legitimacy. He cast doubt on its promise to transfer power back to civilian authorities at some point.

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