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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…

Thai farmers surround, attack government buildings over non-payment of subsidies

Thai demonstrators besieged government offices Monday, including a temporary headquarters used by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in defiance of authorities who have vowed to reclaim key state buildings. Angry rice farmers surrounded a defence ministry complex in a Bangkok suburb where Yingluck has held meetings over the last few weeks…

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…

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