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yingluckBangkok braced for another wave of unrest on December 9 as protesters trying to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government took to the streets for a “final showdown.”

A day after the main opposition party resigned from parliament en masse, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and promised an early general election, but protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vowed to continue the demonstrations.

In the morning, thousands of people converged from nine locations on Yingluck’s office at Government House.

Suthep urged his supporters to keep the protests peaceful, but there have already been reports of nightly clashes ahead of the mass protests. Police has re-erected barricades and barbed wire in front of Government House. Sounds of police sirens were heard all over the city.



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Bangkok braced for another wave of unrest on December 9 as protesters trying to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government took to the streets for a “final showdown.” A day after the main opposition party resigned from parliament en masse, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and promised an early general election, but protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vowed to continue the demonstrations. In the morning, thousands of people converged from nine locations on Yingluck’s office at Government House. Suthep urged his supporters to keep the protests peaceful, but there have already been reports of nightly clashes ahead of the mass...

yingluckBangkok braced for another wave of unrest on December 9 as protesters trying to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government took to the streets for a “final showdown.”

A day after the main opposition party resigned from parliament en masse, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and promised an early general election, but protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vowed to continue the demonstrations.

In the morning, thousands of people converged from nine locations on Yingluck’s office at Government House.

Suthep urged his supporters to keep the protests peaceful, but there have already been reports of nightly clashes ahead of the mass protests. Police has re-erected barricades and barbed wire in front of Government House. Sounds of police sirens were heard all over the city.



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