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Protesters declare victory

Anti-government protesters declared victory on Tuesday after they were allowed to enter the Government House and Metropolitan Police Bureau.

They were seen moving cement barricades earlier blocking their ways at both venues.

Protest leaders declared the victory on Rajdamnoen rally site, saying their long fight against the government has been accepted by the public and the government. The declaration was also done at other rally sites.

"Victory is ours after the long fights and protests," Sathit Wongnongtoey said from the stage.

They encouraged people throughout the country to come out and join the celebrations.

However the protesters refused to enter the police compound, they instead marched around the venue, apparently out of concerns that police would trap them inside.

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