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Khaosod English: Thailand's military leader Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has assured the public that a new law restricting political gatherings won't affect any "innocent" or peaceful protests.

The new law passed by the junta-appointed interim government prohibits public gatherings from blocking the entrances or disrupting the operations of state agencies, airports, ports, train stations, public transportation terminals, hospitals, educational institutes, religious buildings, embassies, headquarters of international organizations, and other venues that the authorities may declare as off-limit.

In addition, protests are not permitted within a 150-meter radius of any royal palace, or the residences of guests who have been formally invited by the Thai Royal Family.
The law also requires organizers to seek permission from authorities no less than 24 hours before the gathering is scheduled to start, and provide clear details of the rally’s purpose, date, time, and venue. 
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