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    101 East - Bangkok Blues - 04 Sep 08 - Part 1

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    With anti-government protests continuing in Thailand, 101 East looks at the increasing pressure facing Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.

    Thailand's politics are in turmoil. Samak Sundaravej, the Prime Minister, has declared a state of emergency after vicious clashes between rival gangs of pro and anti-government protestors on the streets on Bangkok.

    Meanwhile, thousands of protesters remain camped out at Government House, at the office of the Prime Minister. They want him to resign and are calling for the dismantling of the country's democratic system.

    101 East examines if the ruling coalition can weather the storm or will yet another Thai government come crashing down?