Thai Prime Minister dissolves parliament amid protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament amid anti-government protests. She says elections will be held "as soon as possible". Protests are continuing to take place in Bangkok.

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Tear gas fired on Thai anti-government protesters

Police have said that tear gas has been fired at anti-Government protesters in Thailand in an area close to government house.

According to Reuters, protesters broke into a compound of a police sports club where Prime Minister Yingluck is currently.

Anti-government protesters tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok Credit: Reuters

Report: One killed after shots fired at Bangkok protest

One person is dead and five injured after shots were fired in the Thai capital Bangkok following a week of large anti-government demonstrations, the Associated Press reports citing a police source.

Chaos erupted in Bangkok's Ramkamhaeng area, where protesters armed with sticks attacked a bus and taxi and badly beat two people, police and witnesses told Reuters.

Anti-government protesters attacked motorcyclists and vehicles near a stadium rally by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Read: 1,000 Thai protesters 'break into army compound'


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