Suthep Thaugsuban and supporters
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Thailand protesters told not to obstruct voting

25 January 2014 Last updated at 15:35 GMT

Authorities in Thailand have told protesters to stop blockading official buildings ahead of early voting in a general election.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called the fresh ballot in the face of more than two months of protests - trying to push her out of office.

Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok.