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Protesters bring Bangkok to a standstill

Another day of massive demonstrations cripple the Thai capital Bangkok Tuesday. Anti-government protesters have blocked roads and intersections bringing the city to a virtual standstill. Demonstrators gathered outside several government offices and forced employees to leave early. Other government offices, including the central bank, were working from remote locations. The protesters want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. They have rejected snap elections called for early February saying the entire electoral system needs to be reformed. Yingluck spoke to media Tuesday to plead for compromise. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) THAI PRIME MINISTER YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA SAYING: "I'm asking for cooperation and request all sides to take part in reforms. Whatever needs to be reformed or fixed - be that to get rid of corrupted politicians - it can be a reality. In what they are doing now, the country is at a standstill." Demonstrators are unlikely to c

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