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Thaksin's supporters surround Thai gov't headquarters

2009-03-26 12:12:46 GMT2009-03-26 20:12:46 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra walk past the Democracy monument during a protest march to the Government House in Bangkok March 26, 2009. About 10,000 red-shirted protesters began their march from Sanam Luang to the Government House on Thursday, a local newspaper reported. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra gather at the Government House in Bangkok March 26, 2009. Thousands of protesters rallied in Bangkok on Thursday, demanding Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva resign as he launched a campaign to help low-income workers with cash handouts in a looming recession. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A supporter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra holds a sign during a rally at the Government House in Bangkok March 26, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

BANGKOK, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai anti-government protestors started gathering at Sanam Luang in central Bangkok on Thursday morning as their leaders are scheduled to appear on a stage at around 11 a.m. local time, in a move aiming to topple the coalition government.

The anti-government protestors, who are also known as the red-shirted group, have been led by the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), planed to march from Sanam Luang to the Government House later on Thursday. Full story

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