A woman waits for business in the red light district despite the curfew in Bangkok, Thailand, following a coup. The country’s new military ruler on Monday declared the coup royally approved and warned his junta would use force to crush peaceful anti-putsch protests.
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Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to meet Thailand’s ruling military in Bangkok. The new rulers summoned the entire former government and members of the politically influential Shinawatra family a day after it seized control in a bloodless coup. Thailand has seen months of unrest, which has claimed at least 28 lives in politically related violence.
Thai soldiers stand guard during a coup at the Army Club, where Thailand’s army chief held a meeting with all rival factions in central Bangkok. Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, took control of the government in the coup on Thursday, saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms, two days after he declared martial law.
Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this was the latest phase of a slow-motion coup driven by the country’s traditional elite
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A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s economy shrunk 0.6 per cent year on year in January-March, data showed on Monday, as the country’s political crisis battered consumer confidence and frightened off tourists.
Anti-government protesters blow whistles and show money they will donate to their leader Suthep Thaugsuban during a march through the streets of Bangkok, Thailand
Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators debate to find and end to the country’s political conflict, in Bangkok, Thailand
Thai anti-government protesters face Air Force military soldiers at the Royal Thai Air Force base in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.
Office workers cheer anti-government protesters from the window of a building during a street rally in Bangkok, Thailand
Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand building after protesters entered the compound during a democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons on Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country’s tense political crisis.