PDRC protest at Defence Permanent Secretary Office

national February 19, 2014 00:00

By EPA/UDO WEITZ

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An anti-government protester uses a small mega phone to yell slogans against a line of riot policemen protecting the office of the Permanent Secretary of Defense, the temporary office of caretaker Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in front of the O



Anti-government protesters in Bangkok surrounded the temporary office of Yingluck Shinawatra, the day after a police crackdown left five dead in the capitals centre. Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary general of the Peoples Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), led a convoy of 200 cars to the Permanent Secretary of Defence office in northern Bangkok, which Yingluck and the cabinet have been using as a temporary office since protesters closed down Government House in December. 
Yingluck and her caretaker cabinet were not there, and the building was heavily guarded by soldiers behind barbed wire. 
 

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