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    Posted May 25, 2014 by
    jpatbrennan
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    Thai military declares coup

    May 24th Anti-Coup Rally

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Harvard University student jpatbrennan was in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 24. The political conflict student captured photographs and conducted interviews with a Thai translator of people at the Victory Monument. He says people are reacting to the coup in different ways. Some welcome the coup and fear violent retaliation, while others think the coup is a destruction of justice, he explained.

    Read more about the situation in Thailand on CNN.com.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    These photos and videos are from the anti-coup rally on May 24th at the victory monument. Large numbers gathered to demand the military return civilian control of the government. Of those interviewed (around ten), most protestors aligned with the "red" side of politics, but felt that military rule was an unacceptable option to either side.

    At its most tense point, the protestors converged on a military base to demand the release of those arrested earlier in the day. After a tense shoving match between a line of protestors and the military, those arrested were released. They can be seen in the pictures showing their voter ID cards. They were yelling (in Thai) that the guards had beat them during their detainment.

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