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Thailand divided following controversial election

Government's 60-day state of emergency has had no effect on the mass protests.

Thailand divided following controversial election
An anti-government protester listens as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Thai workers clean the streets as traffic returns to normal after the anti-government movement consolidated their territory from blocking six major intersections to four February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Sandbags sit on a street from a protest area after the protesters from the anti-government movement consolidated their territory their territory from blocking six major intersections to four February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
A boy looks out from a city bus as traffic returns to normal after the anti-government movement consolidated their territory their territory from blocking six major intersections to four February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Anti-government protesters cheer as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Anti-government protesters cheer as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Anti-government protesters cheer as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)
Thailand divided following controversial election
Anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech February 3, 2014 in Bangkok,Thailand. After disrupting the general election February 2, anti-government demonstrators are determined to keep up their campaign against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The 'Bangkok Shutdown' has been in effect for three weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil, however this decree has had no effect on the mass protests. (Getty Images)