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6,000 deployed for anti-coup rallies

Demonstrators 'face legal action for aiding civil unrest'

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More than 6,000 troops and police will be deployed to brace for anti-coup demonstrators planning gatherings at eight locations in Bangkok and Samut Prakan today. 

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Deputy police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said yesterday 19 companies of soldiers and 19 companies of police — a total of 6,100 officers — will be dispatched to handle the gatherings.

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