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Thailand's security forces retreat from TV station

Thousands of Thai protesters have seized control of a satellite transmission station, forcing officials to allow an opposition TV channel back on air.

Security forces retreated after their efforts to disperse the crowd with tear gas and water cannon failed.

The government had shut down the People Channel on Thursday under state of emergency laws, and now says it will act again if it "distorts information".

The clash follows a month-long protest aimed at forcing early elections.

Rachel Harvey reports.


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