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Thai protesters rally at police headquarters

on December 04, 2013 10:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned to her office after five days away, but her effort to show that normalcy was returning to Thailand was upstaged by another rowdy anti-government rally at the national police headquarters.

After initially pledging to stage a peaceful march today, protesters knocked over concrete barriers and forced their way into the police compound. The commotion ended quickly, with police opening the gates to let protesters enter.

Authorities used the same strategy a day earlier at sites where violent clashes had erupted over the past several days between police and anti-government protesters trying to topple Yingluck’s government.

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