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Thai soldiers and police out in force to deter protesters

Small but vociferous protests have been held every day in the capital since the army seized power from the civilian government on May 22.

Violence spreads to another Bangkok protest site

The protesters have succeeded in delaying the completion of an election called by Yingluck, undermining efforts to restore political stability.


Yingluck Shinawatra urges Thai people to vote on Feb 2, army to deploy more troops

Over, 2,00,000 police officers would be assigned to ensure security at 93,535 polling stations in 77 provinces.

Thailand to go ahead with February 2 polls

Thailand’s prime minister has confirmed a general election will go ahead on Sunday despite a warning that it could end in chaos.

Thai govt offers to put off Feb 2 polls

The protesters, who launched their anti-government campaign in November, have been demanding that Yingluck should step down and make way for an unelected “people’s council”.

The real conflict in Thailand

Is it about the old establishment versus the new, populist challenger? Or about metropolitan conceit versus the aspirations of the rural masses?


Thai PM calls for talks as cops fire rubber bullets,tear gas

Violent clashes take place near Yingluck’s heavily fortified offices.

Thai protest leader meets PM but won't compromise

He told followers it would take another two days for their goal to be reached.