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Tension on streets of Bangkok after ousting of prime minister


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Tension on streets of Bangkok after ousting of prime minister

Protests are continuing on the streets of Thailand following the ousting of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

On Wednesday Yingluck was thrown out of office by the Constitutional Court for abuse of power.

Anti-government demonstrators, who tend to be urban and middle class, have been protesting and occupying official buildings in Bangkok for several months.

Yingluck’s supporters, known as the “red shirts”, who are mainly rural voters, say the court’s decision amounts to a coup.

At least 20 people have died over the course of the protests and there are fears there will be further clashes.

Thailand’s anti-corruption agency is expected to decide on Thursday whether to pursue charges against Yingluck that could see her banned from politics for good.

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