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Thailand court: February parliamentary election was not valid

Thailand court: February parliamentary election was not valid

BANGKOK, March 21 (UPI) -- Thailand's Constitution Court ruled Friday that the results of the Feb. 2 general election should be thrown out and a new vote held.
Thai court nullifies February general election, fueling political crisis

Thai court nullifies February general election, fueling political crisis

March 21 (UPI) -- Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Friday that February's general election was unlawful.
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Thai protest leader: Movement halting street blockades

BANGKOK, March 1 (UPI) -- The opposition to Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is not ending the fight with its halt to the "Bangkok Shutdown," a leader said Saturday.
Bangkok bomb kills 3; protesters targeted

Bangkok bomb kills 3; protesters targeted

BANGKOK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A grenade attack on Sunday in Thailand's capital city of Bangkok killed three.
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Thailand government promises to pay rice farmers subsidy money

BANGKOK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The government of Thailand averted major demonstrations by rice farmers with a promise to pay them money owed under a price-support scheme.
Thai elections disrupted by protesters and marred by violence

Thai elections disrupted by protesters and marred by violence

BANGKOK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thailand's controversial general elections went forward Sunday, with low voter turnout reported and protests against the election marred by violence.
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Yingluck says elections show Thai people want democracy

Yingluck says elections show Thai people want democracy

BANGKOK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thailand's elections, though disrupted in places by anti-government protesters, showed people want democracy, caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.

Protesters block polling stations in Bangkok, southern Thailand

BANGKOK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Protesters disrupted Thailand's general election Sunday, forcing polling stations in parts of Bangkok and much of the south to close, officials said.

Protesters say they will keep demonstrating ahead of Thailand election

BANGKOK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will keep protesting ahead of the controversial national election on Sunday.
Thai protesters plan to shutodwn Bangkok on election day

Thai protesters plan to shutodwn Bangkok on election day

BANGKOK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Despite a tense political environment, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has insisted that controversial general elections be held on February 2.
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Thai protest leader assassinated

Thai protest leader assassinated

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Media reports and Twitter carried news of the death of Thai opposition leader Suthin Tharathin after he was shot at a polling center in eastern Bangkok on Sunday.
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U.K. issues alert ahead of Thai elections

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The British government said Thursday it was calling on its citizens in Thailand to be on alert for violent demonstrations ahead of Feb. 2 elections.
State Department expresses concern about political situation in Bangkok

State Department expresses concern about political situation in Bangkok

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State expressed concern Tuesday after the Thai government declared a state of emergency in Bangkok in an effort to control the anti-government protest situation in the lead-up to the planned February 2 general elections.
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Bangkok declares state of emergency

Bangkok declares state of emergency

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Thai government declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Wednesday in an effort to control the protest situation in the lead-up to the planned February 2 general elections.
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Officials declare state of emergency for Bangkok, nearby provinces

BANGKOK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Thai authorities declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and nearby provinces Tuesday as anti-government protesters blockaded parts of the capital.
Two explosions at "Bangkok Shutdown" injure 36

Two explosions at "Bangkok Shutdown" injure 36

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- 12,000 protesters were rallying in Bangkok's streets on Friday as part of a week-long protest dubbed "Bangkok Shutdown" when two explosions went off at two rally sites. One explosion injured thirty-six people and the other explosion caused only smoke.
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Thai officials relieved 'Bangkok Shutdown' has so far been peaceful

Thai officials relieved 'Bangkok Shutdown' has so far been peaceful

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters continued to rally in Bangkok's major intersections for a second day of the "Bangkok Shutdown."
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Anti-government protesters clog streets, bridges in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters choked intersections, bridges and roads in Bangkok Monday in their effort to force out the government ahead of the Feb. 2 elections.

Thai opposition announces plan to shut down Bangkok

BANGKOK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Opponents of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday called for a massive protest next week aimed at shutting down Bangkok.

One killed in shooting at Thailand protest encampment

BANGKOK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A drive-by shooting at the site of an anti-government protest in Bangkok Saturday left a security guard dead, protest leaders said.
Former Thai PM indicted for murder

Former Thai PM indicted for murder

Dec. 12 (UPI) --Former Thai Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva has been indicted for murder in connection with protestor deaths in 2010.
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Thai PM refuses to step down before elections

Thai PM refuses to step down before elections

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced today that she would not step down from the caretaker premiership until a new cabinet has been formed.
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Thai prime minister dissolves Parliament as protests continue

BANGKOK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, facing weeks of anti-government protests, Monday dissolved Parliament and called for new elections.

Thai P.M. Yingluck Shinawatra: Door open to protesters

BANGKOK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Saturday she does not believe her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, wants to return to political life.

Bangkok braces for pro- and anti-government rallies

BANGKOK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Protest leaders in Thailand, both opposing and supporting the government, said massive rallies will be held next week to mobilize supporters.
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