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Photos from ‘Bangkok Shutdown,’ day 1

Here are some photos I took of today’s protests.

The Bangkok Post has more images.

Meanwhile, the WSJ reports:

After turning central Bangkok into a flag-waving sea of protest Monday, antigovernment activists now say they are preparing to take their campaign to the next level by seizing Thailand’s stock exchange.

The WSJ also has a liveblog.

The NYT says:

Bangkok’s central commercial district was swarmed by antigovernment protesters on Monday as part of a so-called shutdown of the city, a largely peaceful demonstration that cut most traffic to Thailand’s costliest real estate and most prestigious addresses.

The protest was the boldest move in two months of protests against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Bloomberg reports:

About 80,000 Thai protesters blocked major roads in Bangkok, disrupting traffic and increasing pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.

Note: Blog posts may be sporadic in the days ahead, but you can follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates.

And don’t forget about my public Twitter list of about 100 journalists and news organizations in Bangkok. Richard Barrow is especially prolific on Twitter, and provides travel-related updates.

Stay tuned.

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