Mass anti-government demonstrations are taking place in Bangkok despite the Prime Minister's announcement that she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and leader of the main Democrat opposition party Abhisit Vejjajiva, were among the demonstrators.
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