Monday 23 October 2017

Thai protesters seek ousting of PM

Protesters in Thailand say they want prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, her brother (AP)
Protesters in Thailand say they want prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, her brother (AP)
Anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok (AP)

Thai protesters have entered the Finance Ministry compound in the country's capital in an escalating anti-government campaign to topple the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

A crowd of demonstrators swarmed into the compound's courtyard as a massive anti-government march fanned out to 13 locations in Bangkok.

There was a limited police presence at the compound, despite heavy security elsewhere.

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban urged the crowd to "make them see this is people's power".

Protesters say they want Ms Yingluck to step down amid claims that her government is controlled by ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, her brother.

Today's rally came a day after about 100,000 people marched in Bangkok, the largest rally Thailand has seen in years.

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