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Thai Protesters Shut Parts of Bangkok

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BANGKOK — Anti-government protesters shut down parts of the Thai capital on Monday but appeared to be a long way from achieving their goal of forcing the government to step down.

Banks, shops and government offices in the northern outskirts of the city closed for the day as convoys of red-shirted protesters converged on a military base that has become a sort of field headquarters for government leaders, including Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Two soldiers were wounded when several grenades were fired at the base on Monday, The Associated Press reported.

The protesters on Sunday had demanded that the government dissolve Parliament and call elections by noon Monday, a deadline that was rejected by Mr. Abhisit.

The New York Times

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