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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand protesters query German embassy on absent king

Letter raises sovereignty and tax issues relating to monarch living in Europe

BANGKOK -- Pro-democracy demonstrations in the Thai capital saw Germany's embassy become the focus Monday as the throngs of protesters gathered in front of the mission asked Berlin to investigate whether King Maha Vajiralongkorn is inappropriately conducting state business on German soil.

By 7:15 p.m., at least 10,000 mainly young people had crammed in front of the embassy, located on Sathorn Road in a major residential and business area. Reporters were hard-pressed to estimate a more exact figure with so many people beyond view. The rally wrapped up without incident around 9 p.m.

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