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Thai protesters give ultimatum, intensify rallies

May 9, 2014
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching through the Thai capital to show that the prime minister's ouster by a court ruling is not enough.

They're warning they will retaliate unless their demands for the government's complete removal are met within three days.

Traffic is snarled around Bangkok as protesters are marching to Government House — the prime minister's main office. They also have surrounded several public television stations to in their own words ask for cooperation in stopping broadcasts on government news.

The latest rally on Friday comes two days after Yingluck Shinawatra was removed from power by a court on grounds that she had illegally transferred a civil servant to another post. Yingluck supporters and many analysts criticize the ruling as politically motivated.

 
 

 

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