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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 protests are related to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's brother Thaksin, who was ousted in 2006 for corruption and exiled without serving his jail sentence.


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

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Traffic is seen being diverted by anti-government protesters.


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