5 held for flashing anti-coup symbol at Thai PM

2014-11-19 10:05
Prayuth Chan-ocha (File: AP)

Prayuth Chan-ocha (File: AP)

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Bangkok - Five students were arrested in Thailand on Wednesday for flashing anti-coup signs at the prime minister, a media report said.

The local university students made a three-finger salute, associated with the anti-coup movement, at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha while he was giving a speech in the north-eastern city of Khon Kaen.

Thairath newspaper reported that the students were quickly ushered out of the auditorium and arrested at a local police station.

Prayuth came to power after a bloodless coup in May. Since taking over, the military government has placed strict restrictions on free speech and assembly, citing the demands of national security.

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