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"Red shirts" gather ahead of Thailand election rally

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Crowds of anti-government demonstrators gathered outside a military base in the outskirts of Bangkok, ahead of a weekend rally to call for new elections in Thailand.

The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, known as the "Red Shirts", have vowed to keep their proposed "million-man march" non-violent.

Demonstrators started meeting around the country on Friday and plan to converge on the Thai capital on Sunday.

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