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In pictures: Bangkok protest

Protesters in Bangkok demanding resignation of the Thai government

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, to demand the resignation of the government.

Anti-government demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand

The demonstrators say that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's government is a proxy for Thaksin Shinawatra, who the military overthrew in 2006.

Anti-government supporters scuffle with police in Bangkok, Thailand

There were some scuffles with police as the mass of protesters came up against barricades in central Bangkok.

Anti-government demonstrators approach back of police cordon in Bangkok, Thailand

A column of protesters appeared to take the security cordon around Government House by surprise as they came up behind them.

Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand

The demonstrators were led by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) - mostly made up of middle-class Bangkok residents who have been protesting against the government since May.

Anti-government protesters pull down police barricade in Bangkok, Thailand

Government moves to amend the military-backed constitution have angered PAD supporters who say the ruling People Power Party will benefit.



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