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Grieving families appeal to end Thai deadlock

No end in sight for political impasse in Thailand as pro and anti-Yingluck groups continue protest.

Last updated: 26 Feb 2014 20:02
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Supporters of Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have blockaded the anti-corruption commission that is investigating a failing rice subsidy scheme.  

It comes as anti-government protesters mount a competing demonstration demanding an investigation into the deaths of more than 20 people in a series of attacks.

Caught in the middle are the families of victims who are now appealing to the opposing political parties to end the bloodshed.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

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