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20,000 protesters rally in Bangkok for removal of caretaker government

Thousands of protesters, led by the People's Democratic Reform Committee, rallied in Bangkok on Friday to push for the removal of the new caretaker government and the appointment of an unelected interim government that, protesters argue, will be free of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's influence.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   May 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM

BANGKOK, May 9 (UPI) -- A 20,000-strong group of protesters descended on Bangkok Friday to demand the removal of Thailand's caretaker government.

Prime Minister Yingluck Sinawatra was deposed earlier this week by the Constitutional Court after it determined she had abused her power. Her cabinet appointed Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan as caretaker prime minister.

Protesters, led by the People's Democratic Reform Committee, are pushing for an unelected interim government that will not be under the influence of Yingluck's brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Anti-government protests have been ongoing since November 2013.

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