Rally targets attorney general's office

Around 100 anti-government protesters rallied in front of the Office of the Attorney General on Ratchadapisek road on Wednesday, calling on prosecutors to stop serving the "Thaksin regime".

They were led by core member of the Dhamma Army and the Network for Thai Energy Reform Dr Ravee Matchamadol and People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leaders Somkiat Pongpaiboon and Somboon Thongburan.

The protesters rallied around the outer perimeter of the OAG, taking turns to make speeches attacking the organisation's track record, particularly while acting Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri was attorney general. They urged OAG officials to stop serving the Thaksin regime and cooperate with the PDRC in pushing for national reforms.

Representatives of the protesters met and talked to Nantasak Poonsuk, OAG spokesman and director-general of the Special Cases Litigation Office, and Kamol Thamserikul, director-general of the Criminal Litigation Office, for around 30 minutes.

After the talk, Dr Ravee told protesters that prosecutors were willing to accept complaints over the suspicious handling of cases against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his ex-wife Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra. They also agreed to a symbolic work stoppage this afternoon.

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