Chalad Vorachat, a retired navy lieutenant, lies on the ground during a demonstration against Thailand's army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, outside the Parliament in Bangkok June 16, 2014. For ... more 
Chalad Vorachat, a retired navy lieutenant, lies on the ground during a demonstration against Thailand's army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, outside the Parliament in Bangkok June 16, 2014. For more than three decades, Chalad Vorachat's hunger strikes have drawn crowds. Once, he even helped topple a government. But this time, the veteran Thai anti-coup campaigner says he's contemplating a very different outcome: wasting away unnoticed on a Bangkok pavement. He wants to see Thailand's military, which took power in a bloodless coup last month, set a date for a new general election to usher in a democratically elected government. "If it doesn't happen soon, then I'll have to sacrifice my life," he told Reuters outside Bangkok's parliament building, where he sits beside plastic wreaths symbolising the death of democracy and subsists on honey and water. Picture taken June 16, 2014. To match story THAILAND-POLITICS/HUNGERSTRIKE REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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Wed, Jun 18, 2014 5:50 PM EDT