Anti-government protesters in Bangkok on 8 December 2013
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Thai PM Yingluck dissolves parliament and calls election

9 December 2013 Last updated at 15:20 GMT

Thailand's prime minister has dissolved parliament in the face of growing anti-government demonstrations.

Protest leaders claim Yingluck Shinawatra is being influenced by her brother, the ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and want the entire democratic system to be changed.

Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok.