Thai soldiers walk passed anti coup protesters during a planned gathering in Bangkok on May 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
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Public anger at the Thai military's coup grew Sunday as more than one thousand protesters shouting "Get Out!" marched across the capital Bangkok in defiance of an army warning against protests.It was the largest expression of dissent since the army seized power on Thursday after months of political turmoil.Bangkok has seen several smaller outbreaks of protest against the junta since army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha launched his takeover on Thursday.Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk was the first reporter to be summoned by the junta. He reported to a Bangkok army conference centre on Sunday with black tape across his mouth in protest, according to witnesses. Those being held include politicians and leaders from both sides of the country's warring protest movements, while the army has summoned academics seen as critical of the coup.The powerful military has repeatedly intervened in politics, with 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932 .
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