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Bangkok protests, as Instagrammed by CNN reporters

Published 3:35 AM ET, Fri January 17, 2014
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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters flooded Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road on Wednesday. The protest are "so far very peaceful," says CNN's Tim Schwarz. Photo by Tim Schwarz/CNN (Instagram: @tjschwarz) Kocha Olarn/CNN
Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of the anti-government protests, has called for replacement of the current "tyrant government" with a "People's Council." Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
An improvised tear gas protection suit by an anti-government protester. Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
Thai soldiers and police officers guard the Prime Minister's office. Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
Protesters shut down Silom Road in the heart of Bangkok by sitting down in the street. Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
The protesters range from the affluent... Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
...to the destitute. Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
CNN's Saima Mohsin interviews an anti-government protester. Photo by Kocha Olarn/CNN (Instagram: @koachaolarn) Kocha Olarn/CNN
Anti-government protesters are sprayed with water cannons as they attempt to advance towards government house. Photo by Tim Schwarz/CNN (Instagram: @tjschwarz) Kocha Olarn/CNN