Largest anti-coup rally as Thais mark two years of army takeover
Hundreds of protesters on Sunday marked the second anniversary of Thailand’s latest coup with song, dance, speeches and pro-democracy banners, in the largest show of dissent since the military toppled an elected government.
Under the watch of dozens of police officers, activists young and old gathered peacefully at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument as discontent with the junta resurfaces after two years of relative quiet enforced by the army.
Since their May 22, 2014 power grab, the military has banned all political protests and ramped up prosecutions under draconian sedition and royal defamation laws.
But unhappiness with the coup-makers has mounted across the deep political divide as the economy continues to struggle. Read More