Thai protests ease as police lift key barricades

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Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00 am

BANGKOK (AP) - Anti-government protesters crossed heavily fortified barriers and reached the gates of the Thai prime minister's office and the city police headquarters without resistance from police Tuesday.

Police used cranes to remove concrete slabs and barbed wire barricades on a road leading to the police headquarters after agreeing to let the protesters into the building. After bitterly resisting them with tear gas and rubber bullets since Saturday, police also stood by as protesters removed the barriers to the prime minister's office and walked through on Tuesday.

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