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Violent anti-coup protest hits Thailand

July 23, 2007

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN, Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK, Thailand – The most violent anti-coup protests to hit Thailand since last year’s military takeover sparked charges Monday against an alleged ringleader and five others, hours after 270 were injured in the three-hour melee.

Thousands of protesters and police squared off Sunday in the Thai capital, leaving about 200 officers and 70 demonstrators injured.

The protest against Thailand’s military-installed government….

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