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Thai Protesters Gather To Shut Down Bangkok

Anti-government protesters are gathering in Bangkok Monday to try to shut down the city center, and ultimately to force out Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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The barricades are also meant to create traffic congestion and chaos in Bangkok, where an estimated 12 million people live.

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

Traffic is seen being diverted by anti-government protesters.

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Honolulu.

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