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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Discussion 1 : 17/02/2014 at 01:09 PM
I actually have been there and it is getting less. More and more Bangkokians are also fed up with the disturbance. Suthep has done what was right and correct then. but he has gone to far. Now he is lying to the people every day and he is a coward. He does not want to face justice for his crimes, that is why he is pushing on. He does not have the balls to actually do whats right for the country. It was never about Thaksin, It was always about being beaten by a girl. The corrupt politicians have to go, and Suthep is one of them, so please, Thai people, get rid off them all and move on from there.
Discussion 2 : 17/02/2014 at 11:24 AM
Have you actually been anywhere near these demonstrations to say they are getting less every day. Or is this just wishful thinking
Discussion 3 : 17/02/2014 at 11:08 AM
not a weak government nor dysfunctional of this government ...Everyone knows from the beginning it's just a puppet government as it has no competence at all...except how to get rich with ill gotten gains from the tax payers' money.
Discussion 4 : 17/02/2014 at 11:02 AM
The government is weak and dysfunctional and that's already a given. How can Yingluck lead Thailand when she has no such capability?
Discussion 5 : 17/02/2014 at 10:28 AM
Is the emergency decree still active? Anyone who blocks the work of the government should be arrested. The time has come to end the protest and it's justified. I hope the government have a plan to crack down this time. Otherwise the govt will be considered as weak and dysfunctional.

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