Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters seized key intersections across Thailand’s capital today, blockading major roads into the heart of Bangkok’s downtown districts at the start of a renewed push to derail elections next month and overthrow the prime minister. The protesters vowed to “shut down” the city of 12 million people, but life continued normally in most places, with the majority of businesses and shops open.

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