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Anti-government protesters exercise as they take part in a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok
Anti-government protesters exercise as they take part in a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok January 21, 2014. Some Thai rice farmers have threatened to switch sides and join protesters trying to topple the government if they do not get paid for their crop, a worrying development for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra whose support is based on the rural vote. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Thailand declares state of emergency amid protests

January 21, 2014

The Thai government declared a 60-day state of emergency to start on Wednesday, saying it wanted to prevent any escalation of more than two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power.(Reuters)