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Protesters Gather in Bangkok for Mass Demonstration

Thousands of protesters have arrived outside the residence of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok, demanding political reforms and the resignation of the Thai leader.

There were minor scuffles between protesters and police Sunday as tens of thousands of marchers gathered in other parts of the capital city in preparation for a mass demonstration.

Street protesters have been demanding for weeks that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck step down ahead of the February 2 elections. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, a former prime minister, wants a suspicion of democracy and the installation of an unelected "people's council."

Ms. Yingluck dissolved parliament on December 9 and called the snap poll in an attempt to defuse tensions, but opposition against her remains strong.

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