PDRC blocks PM's Muang Thong office

About 500 protesters of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) on Monday laid siege to the Office of the Defence Permanent Secretary at Muang Thong Thani on Chaeng Wattana road where caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and some cabinet members have been working from.

The protesters, led by Chumpol Julasai, Nathapol Teepsuwan and Sakolthee Pattiyakul, took turns to verbally attack the government and demand Ms Yingluck's resignation.

They said the Feb 2 election was a flop because a large number of people did not turn out to vote.  They also called for the military to stop complying with the government's orders.

About 1pm, they were joined by several hundred PDRC supporters led by Putthipong Punnakant and members of the State Enterprises Labour Relations Confederation.

Three layers of barbed wire fencing were erected to prevent the protesters from intruding into the defence offiices and about 20 soldiers were on security duty.

PM Yingluck reportedly had earlier left the office.

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban  said he would consult other PDRC core members about whether to lead protesters to blockade the houses of Ms Yingluck and some other cabinet members.

He was speaking after leading a large number of protesters relocating from the Lat Phrao intersection and Victory Monument stages to Lumpini Park, for "'safety reasons".

It was reported that the PDRC planned to expand the rally area from theNarathiwat Ratchanakarin intersection on Silom road to cover Ratchadamri road and join up with the Ratchaprasong rally site. 

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Discussion 1 : 04/02/2014 at 02:50 AM
Same old story, about time it was put to sleep.
Discussion 2 : 04/02/2014 at 01:46 AM
Mostly pdrc blocking actions and the collusion of EC officials with the protestors covered most of it.
Discussion 3 : 03/02/2014 at 07:02 PM
This is great, I am so happy they are keeping the pressure up, they know they are going to win, just a matter of time before that woman throws in the towel.
Discussion 4 : 03/02/2014 at 06:52 PM
So the PM and her staff are guarded by 3 layers of barb wire and 20 soldiers while Mr. Chalerm has concrete barriers, barb wire and 5,000 police at his beck and call. What an egomaniac. And, by the way, the people were allowed to vote in 90% of the country, most voting went as scheduled so the low turnout was caused by any number of factors, not just the PDRC.
Discussion 5 : 03/02/2014 at 04:45 PM
When we will have no protesters in the street.
Discussion 6 : 03/02/2014 at 04:22 PM
"well at least they are not attacking hospitals, burning down buildings and kill innocent thais". Well said, and also they are not serving a Fugitive Criminal. .
Discussion 7 : 03/02/2014 at 03:18 PM
More disregard of other people rights and inconevnience they are causing by these protestors.
Discussion 8 : 03/02/2014 at 03:17 PM
(They said the Feb 2 election was a flop because a large number of people did not turn out to vote) well they were not allowed
Discussion 9 : 03/02/2014 at 03:05 PM
well at least they are not attacking hospitals, burning down buildings and kill innocent thais.
Discussion 10 : 03/02/2014 at 03:02 PM
When is this nonsense going to end ?

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