Anti-government protesters react to a speech from the stage at their camp near the Government House in Bangkok May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thailand's caretaker government said Sunday that it would tighten security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in an escalating political crisis, and warned people to stay away from protest sites for their own safety.Two people were injured late Saturday when unknown assailants fired two grenades at Government House, the prime minister's office compound, where anti-government protesters were camped, said police Col. Kamthorn Auicharoen.Anti-government protesters were emboldened by the Constitutional Court's ruling Wednesday to dismiss Yingluck for nepotism, accomplishing what months of anti-government protests supported by the urban elite and royalists have failed to achieve. On Friday, the protesters ramped up their efforts to bring down what remains of Yingluck's administration by laying siege to television stations, surrounding state offices and demanding lawmakers help them install a non-elected prime minister to rule the country.
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