1. Unrest

    Bangkok Ralliers Protest Thai PM

    A Thai Buddhist monk is reflected in a riot policeman's shield as he takes part in an anti-government protest in Bangkok on November 24, 2012.  Thai police on November 24 fired tear gas and detained dozens of demonstrators as clashes erupted at the first major street protests against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government.    AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Christophe Archambault, AFP / Getty Images

    In the first major protest against the current prime minister of Thailand on Saturday, over 100 demonstrators were arrested after the gathering got out of hand. But that number is low compared to the number of people who attended the rally, which was around 20,000, a number that includes many members of Thailand's royalist movement. Police had been warned of possible violence, but after deploying 17,000 officers and 10 cans of tear gas, they allowed the rally to continue. The rally is expected to last through the weekend.

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