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Thai protesters target businesses linked to Prime Minister Yingluck

Published on Feb 20, 2014 4:05 PM
 
Anti-government protesters gather outside a business building owned by SC Asset Corp as a guard uses a pair of binoculars to scan high buildings around the protest site, during a rally in Bangkok on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014. Protesters campaigning for months to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra turned their anger on businesses linked to her wealthy family on Thursday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Protesters campaigning for months to oust Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra turned their anger on businesses linked to her wealthy family on Thursday, rallying outside the offices of a property developer whose shares fell 5 per cent.

Yingluck's government appears increasingly hemmed in by opponents and the judicial system, lacking the fiscal powers to fund key policies and warned by a court on Wednesday that it cannot use a state of emergency to disperse protesters.

Four protesters and a police officer were killed on Tuesday, in the deadliest clashes since the unrest began in November, when police attempted to reclaim sites near government buildings that have been occupied for weeks.

The protesters are seeking to unseat Yingluck and stamp out what they see as the malign influence of her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a self-exiled former premier regarded by many as the real power behind the government.

 
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