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Thailand crisis: Protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.

The BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok said that the protests were "well-organised and well-funded".

He spoke to protester Sawan Songpracha, who told him that the demonstrators wanted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign as she was a "puppet on a string".

  • 13 Jan
  • From the section Asia
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