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Thai Anti-government Protesters Storm PM's Compound As Police Look On

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December 03, 2013 AT 4:09 AM
Thai police stood by and watched as protesters they have been battling for days broke down a gate and occupied the compound of the prime minister's office on Tuesday. Hundreds of the demonstrators flooded the lawn of Government House in Bangkok, waving Thai flags, blowing whistles and shaking hands in a declaration of victory. Four people died and more than 256 were injured after clashes erupted Saturday between police and protesters aiming to topple Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra."This is a victory for the protesters," one man, Kusol Promualrat, told The Associated Press. He said that police pulled back "because they know that if this doesn't stop more people will get hurt, more people will die."