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Troops give drinking water to a woman and her son on a hot afternoon. The boy salute at the soldiers in return.


Roads near the parliament are open for after the army take control of the area.


Despite the ban, those who oppose the coup hold rallies at several key locations in the capital.


Troops oversee traffic control and road safety.


Troops disperse the rally on Ploenchit Road.


Troops disperse an anti-coup gathering on Ploenchit Road on Sunday.


A group of people gather outside the Army Club on Thewet Road to show support for the troops.


Anti-coup protesters confront soldiers.


"Thanks for fixing my ride"


Some anti-coup protesters have been detained following a minor clash with the soldiers near the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre on Pathumwan Road.


Coup supporters hand flowers to military officers as a symbol of support.


Soldiers are presented with flowers, picnic bags and water from coup supporters.

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The May 22 coup has drawn mixed reactions from all sides of the political divide. Soldiers are greeted with flowers, food and water from army supporters. On the other side, some troops are insulted and harassed by those who are against the military take-over. Several gatherings in the past week almost got out of hand and have raised concerns of possible violence. 

Despite the military's order to prohibit all types of gatherings and demonstrations, coup opponents still plan to rally nationwide. They plan to gather at several locations in central Bangkok. As for those living outside the capital, they plan to rally in front of their respective provincial city halls Photos by Post Photographers.

  • Published: 28 May 2014
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