Thai military to face the media as opposition simmers

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After seven months all the signs of protest have been cleared in the capital Bangkok....and the streets have been washed clean....but the Thai army's seizure of power cannot be so easily swept from view.

Armed soldiers now patrol the streets.

The army said the coup was necessary to bring things back to normal...but the military didn't say when that would be.

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of Thursday's military coup tightened their grip on power.

At a news conference a military spokesman said that anyone being held would not be detained for more than seven days.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY ARMY SPOKESMAN, WERACHON SUKHONPATIPAK, SAYING:

"The way that we deal with this case, we look after them very well. We provide them with good facilities. Even better than the facility that I or everyone here have at the moment. Please do not worry."

As the army's news confe

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