Thai soldiers hold national flags as they dismantle an anti-government encampment in central Bangkok
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Thailand's military criticised as coup takes hold

The US has led widespread international criticism of a military takeover in Thailand.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "no justification", and $10m in bilateral aid could be suspended.

France and Germany condemned the coup, with the UN expressing serious concern.

The army on Thursday suspended the constitution, banned gatherings and detained politicians, saying order was needed after months of turmoil.

Mariko Oi reports.

  • 23 May 2014
  • From the section Asia
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