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Thailand's Peaceful Demonstrations Carry Threat

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Thailand's Peaceful Demonstrations Carry Threat

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Thailand's Peaceful Demonstrations Carry Threat

Thailand's Peaceful Demonstrations Carry Threat

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Tens of thousands of protesters are rallying in Thailand's capital. They are demanding that the government dissolve the parliament and hold new elections. The demonstrations are peaceful so far, with protesters singing, waving signs and dancing, but police are braced for possible violence as demonstrations are expected to last several days. Guest host Audie Cornish updates the latest developments in Bangkok.

AUDIE CORNISH, host:

Now another story we're following today. Tens of thousands of protesters are rallying in Thailand's capital. They're demanding that the government dissolve the parliament and hold new elections.

The demonstrations are peaceful so far, with the protesters singing, waving signs and dancing. But police are braced for possible violence as demonstrations are expected to last several days.

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