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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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Thousands gather outside Thai government building

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered outside Government House in Bangkok calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her administration to resign.

Protesters gather outside the fence in front of Government House Credit: Reuters

Some protesters climbed the fences but the gathering appeared to be mostly peaceful.

A protester waves the Thai flag Credit: Reuters

Yingluck said on Saturday the police would act with restraint if people tried to occupy public buildings, including their main target, her Government House offices.

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