Hundreds join protest against ban of opposition party in Thailand


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  • Saturday, 22 Feb 2020

Supporters give flowers to Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit as he arrives to give a speech, at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of students and supporters held a protest in Bangkok on Saturday against a court decision dissolving Thailand's second largest opposition party, less than a year after an election that ended direct military rule.

The Constitutional Court on Friday disbanded the upstart Future Forward Party, which won more than 6 million votes last year and came in third, for taking loans from its founder.

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