PDRC protesters inside DSI office

A number of People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters entered the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) about 12.30pm and asked officials to leave the office, reports said.

Video by Apichit Jinakul

Nitithorn Lamlua, a protest leader and core member of the Network of Students and People for Thailand's Reform (NSPTR), told DSI officials that he only wanted to see documents used by the DSI to accuse him and other PDRC leaders, a total of 38 people, of insurrrection and in ordering the freezing of their bank accounts.

Mr Nitithorn reportedly told the officials to leave their office, saying that he only wanted justice. He also told the protesters not to damage public property.

He said he knew that Tarit Pengdit, the DSI chief, was not in the office but was now staying at the Royal Thai Police Office.

The protesters reportedly used black cloth to cover security cameras or turned their faces away from them.

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Discussion 1 : 24/12/2013 at 07:25 AM
Why would the military move in? These protestors are unarmed and non-violent. They are not lobbing mortar grenades, threatening hospitals or burning down buildings.
Discussion 2 : 23/12/2013 at 08:54 PM
Obviously DSI chief Tarit is not even able to defend his own office. He didn’t even try. Should such a coward be the boss of the Department of Special Investigations? Maybe next time a criminal will just look threatening at him and he will be intimidated. Oh, I almost forgot. I think this is currently happening already with an infamous fugitive criminal.
Discussion 3 : 23/12/2013 at 07:38 PM
I have nothing against street protests, but how can this man, and his followers be allowed to overrun public buildings, police stations cutting power& water, putting demands, it seems he can do what he wants, but he will keep pushing, why, he wants the military to intervene. Madness.
Discussion 4 : 23/12/2013 at 06:48 PM
You don't need bullets or military to arrest lawbreakers and lock them away. This stand down from law enforcement by the police just encourages the law breakers.
Discussion 5 : 23/12/2013 at 05:58 PM
If lawlessness is taking advantage of the chaos by the DEMS, who the stop the rebels in the south from making use of the DEMS to lob a grenade into the crowd? Fingers will then go flying mothers & fathers at the Reds, at the Takshin family, at the Democrats, at the Yellow. Going by the current trend, the police may not do anything also. They may just shrug their shoulders. They may be saying: You started it; now you finish it.
Discussion 6 : 23/12/2013 at 05:55 PM
I agree with you. But I guess in the US it would be also unthinkable that the ruling party would use the FBI to prosecute only people from the opposition and ignore cases against the current government and their “friends”.
Discussion 7 : 23/12/2013 at 04:25 PM
Isn't the DSI supposed to be Thailand's FBI? Imagine if a group of former Republican or Democrat Congressmen or their proxies stormed...no, they wouldn't get that far...tried to storm into the FBI's headquarters to get evidence about an investigation of those Congressmen? Doing something like this would be unthinkable, and trying to do it would likely be fatal. Amazing Thailand.
Discussion 8 : 23/12/2013 at 04:00 PM
@MrLogic: I am sure the DSI could have lots of proof – if they would ever look and accept evidence against their masters. Just look at all the cases which the DSI started in the last years. How many cases were against people in and near the government and how many cases are against Shinawatra opponents?
Discussion 9 : 23/12/2013 at 03:53 PM
I love this country but its seems like it is becoming more lawless nowadays. Protesters can just walk in any areas with a whistles. They pride themselves in breaking the law while their protest request are demanding others to obey the law. Both parties are terrible. Gov are not doing anything as well. I will wear a Thai flag and enter any place I want peacefully from now on.
Discussion 10 : 23/12/2013 at 03:45 PM
Yes, we are all overwhelmingly of the view that the demonstrators shows. My guess is that these young people do not have really clear about what it is they are demonstrating for. It is hardly demonstrations to improve school education in Bangkok and elsewhere in the country as it is.
Discussion 11 : 23/12/2013 at 03:32 PM
How can the media and the Democrat party expect to be taken serious when they condone this type of mob mentality? How many countries can you force your way into officials offices and demand they leave while you search their documents? And they Bangkok Post is not opposed to this type of anarchy. By covering the cameras prove they knew they were not acting within the law. Is this the reform the media and the elite and Democrat party want to bring in Thailand?
Discussion 12 : 23/12/2013 at 02:44 PM
These protesters should also look intensely for the DSI documents concerning the account seizures related to the financing of the red shirt demonstrators of 2010. Doubt they'll find anything, however.
Discussion 13 : 23/12/2013 at 02:15 PM
More mob rule. The DSI been targeted all along. Weren't they once looking at a certain set of Dems (sic) re Phuket land, And mafia goings on in the south. The guards on the Police target list that headed up from the south.... look a bit to organised for a random protest don't they and we all know what Surathani is famous for. Just would not do for any investigations to take place into anything south of Bangkok. Hope they rule BKK more fairly than the south.
Discussion 14 : 23/12/2013 at 02:12 PM
A piece of anarchy. With the support of God Suthep I presume?
Discussion 15 : 23/12/2013 at 02:08 PM
more peaceful protestors
Discussion 16 : 23/12/2013 at 02:01 PM
How can the police just sit back and let these protesters aka thugs take over the DSI office. Now is the time for the military to move in as these protesters are turning violent. Time for the bullets to fly and thugs to die.
Discussion 17 : 23/12/2013 at 01:54 PM
Who needs elections when you have a guy like this who thinks he runs the country anyway.
Discussion 18 : 23/12/2013 at 01:42 PM
You know what? Who cares? The Gov't doesn't care about anything but their corruption and cronyism. Why report the bowel movements and minute by minute updates? Until the corruption in the government sees movement, no other movement is newsworthy.

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