Monday, Apr 21, 2014Monday, Apr 21, 2014
SE Asia
 

Thai opposition protesters vow no surrender

Published on Feb 15, 2014 2:49 PM
PRINT EMAIL
 
An anti-government protester sits on a main road as riot police stand guard at a barricade near the Government Complex in Bangkok, on Friday, Feb 14, 2014. Thai opposition protesters refused to end their rallies on Saturday as riot police prepared to try to clear another demonstration site, a day after an operation to reclaim the besieged government headquarters. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai opposition protesters refused to end their rallies on Saturday as riot police prepared to try to clear another demonstration site, a day after an operation to reclaim the besieged government headquarters.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government is attempting to seize back key state buildings after more than three months of mass protests seeking her resignation.

About 1,200 police will try to reclaim an occupied government complex in Chaeng Wattana in the north of the capital on Saturday, National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanatabut said.

"We will focus on negotiations," he said. "I don't know whether it will succeed or not. It depends on the situation commander."

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos