Raw: Thousands of Protesters March in Bangkok

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Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok calling for the resignation of the Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. (March 29)

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Bangkok - March 29, 2014

1. Wide high shot of anti-government protesters marching down city street

2. Mid marchers holding flags and banners

3. Mid woman cheering and blowing whistle

4. Wide protesters

5. Wide protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban leading march

6. Mid people cheering

7. Wide high shot of protest march

8. Mid protesters

9. Tight anti-government protester

10. Mid protesters

STORYLINE:

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Thai capital on Saturday, reviving their whistle-blowing, traffic-blocking campaign to force the resignation of the country's prime minister.

The demonstrators, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, marched from Bangkok's main Lumpini Park, taking six different routes through the city centre.

They reiterated demands for Yingluck Shinawatra's elected government to yield power to an interim appointed council that would introduce vaguely defined reforms.

The march on Saturday came after a lull in anti-government street rallies that started four months ago, amid growing concern of violence between supporters and opponents of Yingluck, who has refused to step down.

The protesters intend to return to Lumpini Park later in the day after holding a mass rally at several points in the city including the parliament.

Shinawatra's government has come under growing threats of legal action that could force it from office, including an impeachment case in which she must submit her defence on Monday.

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