BANGKOK, Thailand - Tens of thousands of protesters waving Thai flags and holding signs that read, "Give back our country," rallied Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been accused of corruption and abuse of power.

The protesters, who included busloads of Buddhist monks and nuns, turned out despite Thak-sin's surprise move Friday to dissolve parliament and call snap elections for April 2. Analysts had expected his move to help deflate the opposition.

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