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PDRC protest at Defence Permanent Secretary Office

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 Office of Permanent Secretary for Defence Ministry Wednesday.

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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