Resistance has mounted from protesters in Bangkok against a government-backed bill that would provide amnesty for political crimes, offering a potential way for the self-exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra to return to the country. A U.N. court also ruled in favor of Cambodia on Monday in a long-running dispute with Thailand over jurisdiction of land around an ancient temple, a decision that threatens to add fuel to the political standoff in Bangkok.
Nov. 12, 2013 A Thai anti-government protester blows a whistle during a rally occupying a main road at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Thousands of protesters gathered at the monument to protest against an amnesty bill that would pardon all political crimes committed between 2004 and 2013 and numerous political-related corruption cases. The anti-amnesty protest has evolved into a push to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Rungroj Yongrit/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo