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Bangkok Shutdown: Protesters march on despite deadly blast

Published on Jan 18, 2014 3:40 PM
 
An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a rally at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014. Anti-government protesters massed in the Thai capital on Saturday vowing to keep up their fight to topple the government, a day after a bomb attack on their rally that killed one and wounded dozens. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - Anti-government protesters massed in the Thai capital on Saturday vowing to keep up their fight to topple the government, a day after a bomb attack on their rally that killed one and wounded dozens.

Tensions soared following the blast, the latest bloodshed in weeks of demonstrations aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and derailing February 2 elections.

A 46-year-old protester who died of his wounds from the explosion became the ninth person killed during the demonstrations, which have also seen scores injured in several outbreaks of unrest.

Thousands marched in the centre of the city on Saturday, waving Thai national flags and blowing their trademark whistles in defiance of the bombing.

 
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