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Thai demonstrators mark anniversary of military crackdown

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Protesters rally to mark the sixth month anniversary of the May military crackdown on the protesters, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo) Protesters rally to mark the sixth month anniversary of the May military crackdown on the protesters, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)

BANGKOK (WKOW) -- Thousands of anti-government demonstrators are peacefully marking the six-month anniversary of the Thailand military's crackdown on their protest.

About 90 people were killed and more than 1,400 were wounded after the so-called Red Shirts occupied Bangkok streets in last spring to press their demand that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva resign and call early elections.

Protesters say he came to power illegitimately with the help of the military. Many are supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted by a 2006 military coup.

More than 1,000 policemen provided security but could not keep the demonstrators from blocking a major intersection.

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