Muang Thong, Culture Ministry surrounded

Anti-government protesters, led by a Buddhist monk, surrounded two government offices in Muang Thong Thani on Friday morning, reports said.

Luang Pu Buddha Issara, a core member of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and an abbot of Or Noi temple in Nakhon Pathom, left the Chaeng Wattana stage with a group of demonstrators and travelled  to Muang Thong Thani in an attempt to close down the Land and Revenue departments.

Another group of protesters had also moved from the Pathumwan stage to protest in front of the Culture Ministry on Borommaratchachonnani Road at 10am, the reports said.

The PDRC is continuing its Bangkok Shutdown campaign to increase pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to pave the way for its proposed people's council and national reform.

Police officers have been deployed to guard the government offices.

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Discussion 1 : 17/01/2014 at 06:49 PM
Don't understand the strategic importance of surrounding the Culture Ministry! Am surprised that the vital missions of transporting exports & the free movement of tourists have as yet been unaffected. What would happen if these protest groups prevented container trucks from being allowed to load cargo aboard ships at Klong Toey harbor? Or if groups surrounded 5 star hotels, preventing tourists from entering or leaving? Hitting in the picket books is much more effective & a wiser use of protest resources. from iPhone application.
Discussion 2 : 17/01/2014 at 11:56 AM
Maybe people should start surrounding temples to demand that they start paying taxes .
Discussion 3 : 17/01/2014 at 11:07 AM
This is it. Monks are now joining the protest. It is obvious now that people really want total change. This should not be denied by the government.

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