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Thailand polls to proceed despite protests

15 January 2014 Last updated at 15:17 GMT

The Thai government says it will stick to its timetable for the general election, scheduled to take place next month, despite protests which have brought much of central Bangkok to a standstill.

Demonstrators are demanding that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stop the election and resign.

Jonathan Head reports.