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Thailand Protests Continue, PM Dismisses Opposition Demands

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0  Updated at 3:07 pm, December 2nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BANGKOK) — Thousands of protesters continue to camp out in Bangkok after a weekend where more than 100 people were injured.

Amid clashes, Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has dismissed demands by the opposition to form a “People’s Council” that will choose the next government. As violent protests continue, police fight back with water cannons and tear gas.

The demonstrations started on Nov. 24 and were mostly peaceful until Saturday, the BBC reports. Four people have died in the violence.

On Monday, protestors tried to storm Government House, the prime minister’s office, in an attempt to get Shinawatra to step down. Though demands were reportedly not able to be met under the country’s consitutions, the prime minister said she was open to talks, according to the BBC.

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