Thai forces descend on central Bangkok to stifle coup protests

June 1, 2014 3:24 AM

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Thai forces descend on central Bangkok to stifle coup protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has readied thousands of troops and police to stop any protests on Sunday against its seizure of power, with shopping malls and some train stations closing in central Bangkok areas where protesters may congregate.

The military took over on May 22 after months of protests that had undermined the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, forcing ministries to close for weeks on end, hurting business confidence and causing the economy to shrink.

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