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On March 14, a group of Thais staged a peaceful protest outside the hotel where Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha was staying. Prayuth paid a visit to Japan on March 13-14 to attend the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in the city of Sendai.

The Thai protesters, some masking themselves, held banners with damning statements: “No Appointed Prime Minister,” “No Politicized Institutions,” “No Fake Elections,” and “Reject Future Authoritarian Rule.”

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