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Reeling from violent street protests this week, Thailand's government Wednesday announced it has revoked the passport of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who's accused of helping stoke anti-government hostility.

The state-run Thai News Agency on Wednesday quoted Tharit Charungwat, the foreign ministry spokesman, as saying Thaksin's passport was annulled from the date of April 12, when his supporters stormed a meeting hall and forced the cancellation of the ASEAN summit.

Members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship -- anti-government protesters known as "red shirts" for the clothing they wear -- crowded the venue in the southern Thai city of Pattaya, where a summit of Asian leaders was to be held. The protests forced the postponement of the conclave, an embarrassment for the government. Read full article »

CNN's Dan Rivers contributed to this report.

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