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Pro-democracy protesters splash colored paint on the police headquarters sign in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Thailand's Prime Minister Signals Tougher Measures Against Anti-Government Protests

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Policemen face protesters during a protest in central Bangkok on Friday. Thai authorities detained dozens of activists protesting against military rule on the first anniversary of a coup against the elected government. Damir Sagolj/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha attending the East Asia summit plenary session at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, in November. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Rachen Sageansak/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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