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Thailand: Police relax despite protest threat at National Assembly01:19

Thailand: Police relax despite protest threat at National Assembly

Thailand, Bangkok
November 28, 2013 at 04:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thailand: Police relax despite protest threat at National Assembly

Thai police sealed off the area surrounding the National Assembly of Thailand in Bangkok on Thursday after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's survived parliament's no-confidence vote.

It was expected that the public would respond to the vote with anti-government protests, however nothing has happened as of yet.

Anti-government protesters want to topple Prime Minister Shinawatra because they claim she is controlled by her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup.

Although most opposition members expected the Thai president to pass the no-confidence vote easily, police were well-prepared for the outcome. Shinawatra survived with 297 votes in her favour, and 134 voting against.

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Thailand: Police relax despite protest threat at National Assembly

Thai police sealed off the area surrounding the National Assembly of Thailand in Bangkok on Thursday after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's survived parliament's no-confidence vote.

It was expected that the public would respond to the vote with anti-government protests, however nothing has happened as of yet.

Anti-government protesters want to topple Prime Minister Shinawatra because they claim she is controlled by her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup.

Although most opposition members expected the Thai president to pass the no-confidence vote easily, police were well-prepared for the outcome. Shinawatra survived with 297 votes in her favour, and 134 voting against.