Thai Army Shuts Part of Bangkok Train Network to Combat Protests

June 1, 2014 8:57 AM

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Thailand’s military junta closed down parts of Bangkok’s elevated train system today as groups of people opposed to the May 22 coup held small demonstrations in the heart of the capital’s tourist district.

The protesters called off a rally in Ratchaprasong, home to Bangkok’s biggest malls, after thousands of security personnel blocked roads and the operator of the city’s elevated train system was ordered to halt services to some stations. Instead, the protesters gathered outside the Terminal 21 shoppi...

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