The protesters have succeeded in delaying the completion of an election called by Yingluck, undermining efforts to restore political stability.
Protest leaders have told supporters to seize 10 government offices including Yingluck’s office.
Troops searched for explosives while firefighters doused the embers of a torched luxury mall in central Bangkok as the capital tried to pick up the pieces after the worst political riots in modern Thai history.
Thai troops battled protesters,attempting to seal off their encampment after an assassination attempt on a renegade general unleashed a new wave of violence.
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