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Turbulent Thailand

Thousands of protesters surround Thailand's Government House

Student demonstrators plan to camp outside for up to three days to press reform agenda

At least 8,000 demonstrators surrounded Government House in Bangkok on Oct. 14 after a protest and march lasting the entire day. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- At least 8,000 demonstrators have massed around Government House, the seat of government in Thailand, which is now protected by hundreds of well-equipped Border Patrol police brought in from outside the capital.

The protesters negotiated their way peacefully through police barricades, reaching the compound just after 6 p.m.

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