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Unrest hits Bangkok as protesters target Finance Ministry

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Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have forced their way into the Finance Ministry to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thousands of demonstrators marched on 12 state buildings including government offices, military bases and TV studios.

The protests have been sparked by a controversial amnesty bill.

The legislation, would have allowed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra , the brother of the current prime minister, to return to Thailand without serving a jail term for corruption.

The Thai parliament voted against the bill, but the move has re-opened deep political wounds and the unrest looks set to continue.