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  • People observe the streets from overhead as anti-government protesters block the road near Government Complex, Bangkok, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • A rescue worker sits on a barricade after anti-government protesters close the road near Government Complex, Bangkok, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • Anti-government protesters sit under beach umbrellas during a rally at the Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • Anti-government protesters rest in their tents in an opposition camp, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2014. 
  • A woman looks out of her tent after waking up in the anti-government protester encampment near the Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • An anti-government protester holds two Thai flags as his group arrives to block one the of the major intersections of the city, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014.
  • Anti-government protesters wait behind a barricade after closing the road near Government Complex, Bangkok Jan. 12, 2014.
  • Protesters shout slogans during an anti-violence campaign, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • A traffic policeman talks to anti-government protesters as they set up barricades to close the roads at a major intersection, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • General Prayuth Chan-ocha (C), chief of the Royal Thai Army, answers questions from the media while attending national Children's Day at the army base, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2014. 
  • A woman dances in the anti-government protester encampment near the Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • Buddhist monks collect alms as they walk in the anti-government protester encampment near Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014. 
  • An investigator points at a bullet hole in the window of a cafe after a shooting incident near the Khao San Road tourist area. Seven people were wounded, one seriously, after gunmen opened fire on anti-government protesters, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2014.
  • Anti-government protesters hold up Thai banknotes to donate to anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban during a rally in Bangkok, Jan. 7, 2014.
  • Anti-government protesters march during a rally in central Bangkok,Thailand, Jan. 7, 2014.

Thai Opposition Protests

Published January 07, 2014

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on security forces to exercise restraint as anti-government protesters converge on the capital city. The so-called “Bangkok shutdown” is aimed at forcing the prime minister from office and delaying elections set for February 2.


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