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Thailand crisis: Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'

13 January 2014 Last updated at 05:02 GMT

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 protesters are building barricades and occupying key road junctions.

The BBC's Jonathan Head, who is in Bangkok, has been outlining the strength of the opposition demonstrators.