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Thai Protesters Storm Army HQ

Despite a vote yesterday by Thailand’s parliament to keep Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in power, protesters stormed the army's national headquarters in Bangkok. A crowd of more than 1,200 forced their way through a locked gate into the Royal Thai Army compound, according to a spokesman. Hoping to deescalate the political crisis, the government has been wary to stop protestors from seizing government buildings in the last week. The demonstrators oppose Yingluck because she is the sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister, who fled in 2008 before being convicted of abuse of power.