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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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Troops in Thailand to 'take back government property'

About 30,000 protesters have launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government, Reuters reports.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was forced to flee a police compound after it was swarmed by protesters and multiple state agencies have been also been targeted.

Police fired teargas on protesters and troops are being sent to a government complex occupied by protesters since Thursday and the Finance Ministry, occupied since Monday.

"We have sent forces to these places to take back government property," national police spokesman Piya Utayo said on national television.

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