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Thai opposition demonstrates with vehicles


The streets of Bangkok are full of anti-government protesters calling for new elections.

They have mobilised convoys of motorcycles and pickup trucks as part of their campaign to support ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

This is the second weekend of protest action.

“It was difficult for me to get to work,” said one man in the Thai capital. “It’s OK for them to do this, but they should do it at a more appropriate time.”

“I think it’s good,” said a woman. “It’s good for democracy. They aren’t causing trouble because they already told us their route ahead of time.”

The country’s new prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has been blocked from his office and parliament and has taken refuge at a military base.

He rejects claims that he is an illegitimate leader, and that big business, army generals and top judges have colluded to undermine democracy.

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