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Tourists undeterred by Thai protests

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 - 01:00

Nov. 26 - Tourists arriving in Bangkok appear unconcerned by or unaware of the escalating mass protests against Thailand's prime minister. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 About 200 anti-government protesters were still occupying the Thai finance ministry in Bangkok on Tuesday. The atmosphere was relatively calm after the occupation of the building by about a thousand who forced their way in the day before. There's an escalating campaign to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. It's plunged Thailand into its deepest political uncertainty since the bloody unrest of three years ago. Despite that many tourists arriving at Bangkok were either unaware or unconcerned. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM BRAZIL ELIANE GOMES SAYING: "I'm not scared, I don't know what's going on, so, but I'm very curious. Yes." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM SPAIN ENRIQUE SAYING: "I don't know, I didn't know that. I just came for a few months here to have a good time." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM GERMANY REGINA SAYING: "I've read about it, but, and I've heard about it, but, and I think it's safe for tourists, so." Yingluck was facing a no-confidence debate on Tuesday which she'll almost certainly survive given her party's parliamentary majority.

Tourists undeterred by Thai protests

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 - 01:00

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