Hundreds of supporters of the former prime minister faced off against police in Bangkok during a rally demanding the resignation of the military-backed government installed after last year's coup. Some protesters threw rocks, plastic bottles and chairs at police as they marched Friday toward Sanam Luang, where nearly 1,000 people gathered. "The coup destroyed democracy in Thailand," shouted one of the protest leaders, Veera Musigapong, who was a former deputy leader of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's Thai Rak Thai party. "I hope this is the last coup Thailand will ever see."