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Thai soldiers fire in air to disperse pro-government crowd: spokesman
May 22, 2014 / 10:58 AM / 3 years ago

Thai soldiers fire in air to disperse pro-government crowd: spokesman

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai soldiers fired into the air to disperse thousands of pro-government, “red shirt” activists gathered at a protest site in Bangkok’s western outskirts following a military coup on Thursday, a protest spokesman said.

The military detained at least one leader of the activists, who are loyal to deposed former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, said the spokesman, Thanawut Wichaidit.

Editing by Robert Birsel and Simon Cameron-Moore

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