Yingluck Shinawatra

Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered its verdict on PM Yingluck, in Bangkok...Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered its verdict on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in Bangkok May 7, 2014. The Thai court found Yingluck guilty on Wednesday of violating the constitution and said she had to step down, although ministers not implicated in the case can remain in office.  REUTERS/

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Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered its verdict on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai court found Yingluck guilty of violating the constitution and said she had to step down, although ministers not implicated in the case can remain in office 

Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound in north Bangkok...Thai soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok February 19, 2014. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at her temporary office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint a day after five people were killed in gunbattles in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at the office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint, a day after five people were killed in gun battles in the city. 

Thai rice farmers protest against the government in Thailand...epa04082850 Thai Army soldiers are seen standing guard during a rice farmers rally at a temporary office of the cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, at the office for the Permanent Secretary for Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 February 2014. Thousands of rice farmers protested demanding the government to pay their rice, which is under a rice-pledging scheme. The government failed to raise 100 billion Thai baht (3.1 billion US dollar or 2.2 billion euro) to pay more than one million rice growers since early October 2013.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

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Thai soldiers stand guard during a rice farmers rally at the temporary headquarters of the cabinet of Yingluck Shinawatra, caretaker prime minister, at the office for the Permanent Secretary for Defense in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of rice farmers are demanding the government pay them for their rice under a rice subsidy scheme. The government has failed to raise 100bn Thai baht ($3.1bn) to pay more than 1m rice farmers. 

Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok...Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok February 14, 2014. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed on Friday to seize back protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Riot police rest on their shields before moving into an anti-government encampment near Government House in Bangkok. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed to seize protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 

An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok...An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok January 22, 2014. A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency began in and around the capital Bangkok where protesters are trying to force her to resign. The government issued the 60-day emergency decree late on Tuesday, handing security agencies wide powers to detain suspects, impose a curfew and limit gatherings. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok. A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand’s northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency began in and around the capital Bangkok where protesters are trying to force her to resign. The government issued the 60-day emergency decree late on Tuesday, handing security agencies wide powers to detain suspects, impose a curfew and limit gatherings. 

Bangkok Shutdown mass rally...epa04033755 Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban (L) is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a major business district in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 January 2014. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign.

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Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a big business district in Bangkok, Thailand. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign. 

An anti-government protester uses a pair of binoculars during a rally in central Bangkok January 16, 2014. Protesters in Thailand trying to paralyse ministries to force the government to resign said they would target revenue offices on Thursday, but their numbers appeared to be dwindling and ministers say the movement could be running out of steam.

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An anti-government protester uses a pair of binoculars during a rally in central Bangkok, Thailand. The protesters’ aim is to paralyse ministries in order to force the government to resign. Revenue offices were being targeted on Thursday

Anti-government protesters wait near Bhudhayodfah bridge during a warm-up rally to paralyze the capital Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of protesters took part in the rally aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protest leaders have set Jan. 13 as the date to bring Bangkok to a halt.

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Thousands of anti-government protesters take part in a warm-up rally near Bhudhayodfah Bridge, Bangkok, Thailand. Protest leaders have set January 13 as the date to bring Bangkok to a halt. 

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gestures to her supporters as she travels by train from Surin province to Sisaket province...Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gestures to her supporters as she travels by train from Surin province to Sisaket province, north east of Bangkok, December 18, 2013. Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they will step up their protests in an attempt to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office and push through electoral reforms before a general election is held.  REUTERS/Stringer

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Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand, gestures to her supporters as she travels by train from Surin province to Sisaket province, northeast of Bangkok. Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand said they would step up their protests in an attempt to force Ms Yingluck from office and push through electoral reforms before a general election is held. 

Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the democracy monument in Bangkok on December 13, 2013.  Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

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Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on Friday. Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

An anti-government demonstrator points his finger at a policeman as they talk through the gate of the Government House in Bangkok on December 12, 2013.  Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

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An anti-government demonstrator points his finger at a policeman as they talk through the gate of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand

Riot policemen stand guard outside the Army Club where the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held her cabinet meeting in Bangkok December 10, 2013. Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours.

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In Thailand, riot police stand guard outside the Army Club where Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister, held her cabinet meeting in Bangkok. Ms Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election

Anti-government protesters link their arms as they get ready to attack a police barricade near the Government house in Bangkok November 25, 2013. About 1,000 anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand's Finance Ministry on Monday and protest leaders called for the occupation of other government buildings in an escalating bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Anti-government protesters link arms as they get ready to attack a police barricade near Government House in Bangkok, in an escalating wave of unrest against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Pro-government rally in Bangkok ...epa03956347 Red Shirt protesters shout slogans in support for the current government during a mass rally at Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, 19 November 2013. Thousands of Red Shirt protesters to gather in Bangkok for two days to show support for Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government, while there are still thousands of anti-government protesters rally against a controversial amnesty bill, in downtown Bangkok. The legislation would pardon all politically related crimes, including corruption, committed between 2004 and 2013, but is widely seen as benefiting fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, elder brother of Prime Minister Yingluck. The Red Shirts are avid supporters of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin, who has been living abroad since 2008 to avoid a two-year prison sentence for abuse of power.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

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Red Shirt protesters gather at a mass rally in a Bangkok stadium to show their support for Thailand‘s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government. Thousands of anti-government protesters, meanwhile, rallied against a controversial amnesty bill in central Bangkok. 

Anti-government protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok's shopping district...Anti-government protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok's shopping district July 21, 2013. Several hundred people gathered for their weekly march through central Bangkok to protest against the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the current government led by his sister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok’s shopping district on Sunday.