Protesters marching to Govt House

Anti-government protesters on Monday morning began marching out of the Pathumwan intersection rally site around 7.30am heading to Government House, with the aim of sealing off the caretaker prime minister's office.

The protesters under the People's Democratic Reform Committee announced earlier they planned to surround Government House to prevent caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from re-entering her office this week,  as was announced by Chalerm Yubamrung, the chief of the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO).

PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban was taking part in the march, under close guard after one of the protest movement's core leaders Sonthiyan Chuenruthainaitham was arrested last week and later released on bail. Mr Suthep is wanted under an arrest warrant for alleged insurrection.

The protesters from the PDRC main rally stage were expected to join forces with the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), which controls the Chamaimaruchet Bridge protest base on Phitsanulok Road.

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