Anti-government protesters wave clapping tools and blow whistles during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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Residents of Thailand's congested capital are bracing for worse traffic chaos than usual, with anti-government demonstrators planning to occupy major intersections Monday in what they describe as an effort to shut down Bangkok.The protest leaders said last week that the demonstrators would occupy seven key intersections Monday in Bangkok, a city known for its debilitating traffic jams.The main protest leader is a former senior Democrat leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, who served at deputy prime minister in the party's 2008-2011 government.Another deputy prime minister, Pongthep Thepkanjana, said Friday that be believed the army had learned a lesson from the 2006 coup -- which ended up polarizing Thailand rather than pacifying it -- and that the international community and many Thais would be opposed to a military takeover.
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