Brisbane residents gather to support Thai military coup

A SMALL group has gathered in Brisbane on Sunday to show their support for Thailand's military after it took power in a coup on May 22.

The show of solidarity came as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnson announced Australia would wind back its cooperation with the country's armed forces amid "grave concerns" about its actions.

In a statement, Ms Bishop and Mr Johnston said Australian training for Thai military officers would now be delayed.

Leaders of the coup would also be stopped from travelling to Australia.

Organiser Petch Berge estimated bout 30 people attended the meeting in Brisbane's King George Square.

She said the military deserved support for ousting a corrupt government and democratic reforms would follow.

This is the third Thai coup since 1991.

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