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Riot police and protesters face off in new round of Bangkok demonstrations

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Lines of Thai riot police confronted anti-government protesters blocking the government’s headquarters in Bangkok on Tuesday after authorities said they would renew an operation to retake several sites occupied by demonstrators for weeks. The protesters have been rallying since November in a bid to oust Prime Minister…

Bangkok protest leader, to Thai PM: You have two days to get out

Thai police on Sunday successfully pushed back a mob of angry demonstrators by using teargas and water cannon as they tried to force their way into the government headquarters in Bangkok. Meanwhile, the leader of the anti-government protests handed the prime minister an ultimatum, giving her two days to hand…

Thai activist jailed for royal slurs

A Thai political activist has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in the latest in a series of convictions under the kingdom’s controversial royal defamation laws. The Criminal Court in Bangkok found Surachai Danwattananusorn guilty of insulting the monarchy during several public speeches he gave to…

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