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In wake of protests, revered Thai king's birthday wish: unity for his country

In wake of protests, revered Thai king's birthday wish: unity for his country

Dec. 5 (UPI)--In the wake of weeks of protests in Bangkok, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, celebrating his 86th birthday, urged his countrymen to unite for the broader good during a birthday speech delivered earlier today.
JC Finley

Thailand calm as people observe their monarch's birthday

BANGKOK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Thailand's anti-government protesters suspended their weeks-long campaign Thursday to observe the 86th birthday of the nation's revered monarch.
Thai police remove barricades to let protesters into Government House

Thai police remove barricades to let protesters into Government House

BANGKOK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Anti-government protesters entered Government House and Metropolitan Police Bureau compounds in Bangkok Tuesday after Thai officials ordered barricades removed.
Thai police remove barriers; allow protestors to enter government buildings

Thai police remove barriers; allow protestors to enter government buildings

Dec. 3 (UPI) --The Government of Thailand announced it had reached a truce with anti-government demonstrators for the next several days to honor the birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 86 today.
JC Finley

Thai PM refuses to resign amid growing street protests

BANGKOK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected demands to resign after protest leaders gave her two days to step down.

Three killed in shootings in Thailand protests

BANGKOK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Anti-government protests in Thailand turned deadly Sunday with three people killed in shootings between rival political camps, officials said.

One shot to death, five wounded in Thailand political protests

BANGKOK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Clashes between thousands of anti-government students and red-shirt supporters Saturday left one man shot to death and five other people wounded, police said.

Thai protesters storm army headquarters in Bangkok, leave peacefully

BANGKOK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Anti-government protesters in Thailand dispersed peacefully after storming the gate of an army compound in central Bangkok Friday, officials said.

Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

BANGKOK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government is facing unrelenting anti-government protests, easily overcame a no-confidence vote Thursday.

Internal security act imposed in Bangkok as Thai protests widen

BANGKOK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Bangkok and nearby areas were put under Thailand's Internal Security Act Tuesday as anti-government protesters showed no sign of ending their agitation.
Anti-government demonstrations in Thailand climax as protestors take over Finance Ministry

Anti-government demonstrations in Thailand climax as protestors take over Finance Ministry

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Demonstrations against the Thai government continued on Monday as protestors overtook the Finance Ministry and entered the grounds of the Foreign Ministry.
JC Finley

Bangkok hit by another day of anti-government protests

BANGKOK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators forced their way into the Finance Ministry Monday in a second day of anti-government protests in Bangkok, police said.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gather in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in Bangkok calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, officials said.

Thai court throws out attempt to change Constitution

BANGKOK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Thai court accused the ruling Pheu Thai party Wednesday of trying to overthrow democracy with an effort to restore direct election of the Senate.

Thailand rejects senate amendments

(UPI) --Thailand's Constitutional Court rejected proposals from the ruling party, Pheu Thai, to make it so the Senate becomes fully elected and rejected to dissolve the ruling party.
Justin Salhani

London issues travel alert for Thailand

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was warning of the security risks of traveling to Thailand because of the possibility of large protests this week.

Opponents of Thai prime minister launch impeachment drive

BANGKOK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Opponents of Thailand's prime minister and her brother, the exiled former prime minister, have launched an impeachment drive.

Thai amnesty protesters remain in the streets

BANGKOK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Thailand's governing Pheu Thai party is urging the thousands of protestors in central Bangkok to end their demonstration and take their complaints directly to government ministers.

Thai PM Yingluck defends amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has defended publicly a controversial amnesty bill that she says would allow reconciliation for alleged political offenses during and after Thailand's 2006 coup.

Thailand's lower house passes amnesty bill; Shinawatra could return

BANGKOK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Thailand's lower house of Parliament passed an amnesty bill Friday that would allow former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return to the country.

Former Thai officials indicted for murder in 2010 protest deaths

BANGKOK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A former Thai prime minister and his deputy will be indicted for a crackdown on protesters in 2010 that left at least 92 people dead, prosecutors say.

Activists protest against Thai government amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Pro-government activists held a street demonstration Sunday to protest against the administration's plan to grant amnesty to politicians alleged to have ordered the brutal crackdown of demonstrations in 2010.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
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Thai police prepare for amnesty bill protesters

BANGKOK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Bangkok Wednesday set up a perimeter around Parliament to brace for demonstrators opposed to a proposed amnesty bill, officials said.

Thailand called out by Human Rights Watch over amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch urged Thailand's government Monday to revise an amnesty bill to exclude people who ordered or carried out human rights abuses.
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