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Thai anti-government protesters, police clash on Bangkok streets

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Police scuffle with anti-government protesters near the government house in Bangkok on Nov. 24.

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Tear gas is thrown as police scuffle with anti-government protesters near the government house in Bangkok on Nov. 24.

Thousands of protesters gathered near parliament in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, on Saturday, demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. 

AP reported: The rally was mostly peaceful in its early stages. Police, however, fired tear gas to disperse between 50 to 100 people who tried to break through a line of concrete barricades erected on a street near the protest site.

The demonstration underscores the still-simmering political divisions that have split the country since the army toppled Yingluck's brother Thaksin Shinawatra in a 2006 military coup.

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A tear gas canister is thrown to anti-government protesters, who call for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down in a rally, in Bangkok on Nov. 24.

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Anti-government protesters calling for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down, protect their eyes as police fired tear gas to disperse them in Bangkok, Nov. 24.

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Police detain anti-government protesters after a scuffle near the government house in Bangkok on Nov. 24.