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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand's crackdown on protests turns violent: Five things to know

Brush with monarchy proves tipping point after summer of simmering protests

BANGKOK -- Thailand's pro-democracy movement entered a new phase when police used water cannons laced with blue dye and tear gas against crowds of mostly high school and college students on Friday.

The violence against peaceful demonstrators showed the determination by Thai authorities to quell the movement. From limiting social networking to shutting down transportation, the government appears willing to do anything to stop the protests.

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