Thai Opposition Rallies in Effort to Topple Government

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Hundreds of protesters tried to storm a government building in Bangkok. At least 5 people were hurt. It is the latest violence to hit the country, and comes just days after the Thailand’s embattled prime minister was removed from office over corruption allegations. Opposition activists want all government officials to be removed within three-days and say they will continue to protest until their demands are met.

Thai police fired teargas on Friday at royalist protesters bent on bringing down a caretaker government after a court threw Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of office and an anti-graft agency indicted her for negligence.

Yingluck’s Puea Thai Party still runs the interim government and is hoping to organize a July 20 election that it would probably win, but the protesters want the government out, the election postponed and reforms to end the influence of Yingluck’s brother, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. CCTV’s Tony Cheng reports with more.

Thai Opposition Rallies in Effort to Topple Government

Thai Opposition Rallies in Effort to Topple Government

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm a government building in Bangkok. At least 5 people were hurt. It is the latest violence to hit the country, and comes just days after the Thailand's embattled prime minister was removed from office over corruption allegations. Opposition activists want all government officials to be removed within three-days and say they will continue to protest until their demands are met. CCTV's Tony Cheng reports.
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