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Thai red-shirts break into Parliament House

2010-04-07 06:27:56 GMT2010-04-07 14:27:56 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Red-shirt supporters gather in the business area of Bangkok, capital of Thailand, April 5, 2010, demanding the incumbent premier dissolve the House within 15 days. (Xinhua/Thana Nuntavoranut)

BANGKOK, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's red-shirted protesters broke into the Parliament House compound at about 12:20 a.m. local time on Wednesday before some of them retreated to the outside following the request of their leader.

Hundreds of red-shirts broke their way through the security in front of the gate and stormed into the yard, with Arisman Pongruangrong, one of their leaders, demanding the Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thuagsuban to come out of the building.

Some of the protesters stepped back, however, as Jatuporn Promphan, a red-shirts' co-leader, asked them not to rush into the building.

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