Thailand passes new protest law


BANGKOK: Thailand has passed a new law forbidding unsanctioned protests, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said, ensuring the ruling junta’s ban on rallies persists long after its military rulers leave office.

Political protests have been outlawed ever since Thailand’s generals seized power in a May 2014 coup that toppled the democratically elected administration of Yingluck Shinawatra after months of debilitating street protests.

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