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The army cannot form a special unit to help safeguard protesters as requested by protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, deputy army spokesman Winthai Suvari says. 

National police chief Adul Saengsingkaew, right, talks to army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School in Nakhon Nayok yesterday. Police and military top brass attended a ceremony to mark the 56th anniversary of the school’s founding. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

Any operations by the army must adhere strictly to the law, particularly as a state of emergency has been declared, Col Winthai said.

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