Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Bangkok

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Bangkok in anti-government protests, despite the country's parliament being dissolved.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has said elections will be held "as soon as possible".

Anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
A monk blesses anti-government protesters as they march under a footbridge in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban (c) leads an anti-government protests through the streets of Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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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.