Thai protesters issue 3-day ultimatum after prime minister's ouster as rallies intensify

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Anti-government protesters march through a main road in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 9, 2014. Thailand's anti-graft commission indicted ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a widely criticized rice subsidy program, a day after a court forced her from office. Yingluck was accused of allowing the rice program, a flagship policy of her administration, to proceed despite advice that it was potentially wasteful and prone to corruption. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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By THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching through the Thai capital to show that the prime minister's ouster by a court ruling is not enough.

They're warning they will retaliate unless their demands for the government's complete removal are met within three days.

Traffic is snarled around Bangkok as protesters are marching to Government House — the prime minister's main office. They also have surrounded several public television stations to in their own words ask for cooperation in stopping broadcasts on government news.

The latest rally on Friday comes two days after Yingluck Shinawatra was removed from power by a court on grounds that she had illegally transferred a civil servant to another post. Yingluck supporters and many analysts criticize the ruling as politically motivated.

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