Tens of thousands continue anti-government protests in Bangkok

14 January 2014 16:04
(QHA) -

Tens of thousands of demonstrators on Tuesday continued anti-government protests in Bangkok intended to drive Thailand's Prime Minister out of office, CNN informs.

The protesters, who say they want Thailand's political system overhauled instead of new elections scheduled for next month, occupied seven main intersections and blocked one government office on Monday.

Groups of them marched to several government buildings on Tuesday, including the labor, commerce and foreign ministries. In each case, the protesters entered the offices for a short period and then left -a form of symbolic occupation.
Their activities are all part of an effort dubbed "Bangkok shutdown." It's orchestrated by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protest group, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy prime minister for the opposition Democrat Party.

The government has offered talks with protesters and other concerned parties to discuss a way out of the impasse and the possibility of postponing the election. But Suthep's group has rejected the offer.