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Thai protesters call new demonstration for Friday

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters called a halt late on Thursday to a demonstration by tens of thousands of people held in defiance of a government ban, but said protests would now take place daily in the same place.

“At 17.00, we will meet here every day to protest against the government and the person who signs off on coups,” student leader Jutatip Sirikhan told protesters.

Protesters have demanded the ousting of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, and also seek to curb the powers of the monarchy, accusing it of assenting to coups that have entrenched decades of military influence.

Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanant; Writing by Matthew Tostevin; Editing by Catherine Evans

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