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Junta sends get-tough message

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The junta has warned it could take stricter measures against protests on the eve of a possible rally to demand the armed forces go back to their barracks and return power to civilians. 

Soldiers were stationed on the BTS skywalk at the Asok intersection last weekend as an anti-coup group gathered at Terminal 21 shopping centre nearby. About 6,000 security officers were deployed in eight key locations in Bangkok and Samut Prakan last week to prevent rallies. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) "calls on people to reconsider [protests] and cooperate with authorities by avoiding rallies and causing turmoil in the country", deputy spokesman Winthai Suwaree said on Saturday.

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