Thai protesters step up action, PM forced to leave building




 
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Thai protesters step up action, PM forced to leave building
 
December 1st, 2013  
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Thai protesters step up action, PM forced to leave building
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - About 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. But after a day of skirmishes between protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs against riot police firing back with teargas, the demonstrators failed to breach heavily barricaded Government House, office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. "They go to different places and they go back out." The protesters sowed chaos in one of Southeast Asia's biggest cities, breaching a police line, seizing seven police trucks, and forcing Yingluck to move to an undisclosed location from a building where she had planned to give media interviews. Small fires burned from petrol bombs that landed by police trucks.




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