Monday, 13 January 2014 - 11:26
Thailand crisis: Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'
Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2nd February.
The protesters are building barricades and occupying key road junctions.
The government has deployed 18,000 security personnel to maintain order.
The protesters, who began their campaign in November, want to replace the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with an unelected "People's Council".