Police officers secure the front entrance of the US embassy as supporters of Thai nationalist monk Buddha Issara (not seen) hold a protest in Bangkok on November 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI
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Thai police warned democracy activists on Friday that they will be arrested if they gather to mark the upcoming anniversary of the revolution that ended absolute monarchy, a historical moment that has taken on renewed significance.The bloodless revolution on June 24, 1932 was a turning point for modern Thailand, marking the moment the king's absolute powers were replaced with a constitutional monarchy. In recent years small groups of democracy activists have gathered each anniversary to lay flowers on a small bronze plaque marking the spot where the king was informed his absolute powers were no more.The 30-inch plaque had rested in the floor of Bangkok's Royal Plaza for decades.
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