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Violence, coup hysteria falling flat

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Rumours of possible coup and violence have been spreading online over the past week ahead of the anti-government protesters' gathering which started Sunday. 

The hearsay caused widespread panic among members of the public who were urged to hoard food and cash for a potential emergency situation.

As rumours of a military coup swirled through the crowd and social media, the only soldier in sight was providing his support to the anti-government rally at Lumpini Park. (Photo by Phrakrit Juntawong)

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