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Protesters occupy three more ministries: police

Nov 26. 2013
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Protesters led by the People's Army against the Thaksin's Regime Tuesday entered and occupied three ministries as well as besieging the Interior Ministry, the Metropolitan Police Bureau announced.
Pol Maj Gen Adul Narongsak, the spokesman for the Metropolitan Police, said the People’s Army group, which is led by Gen Preecha Iamsuwan and Adm Chai Suwannapharp, moved the protesters from the Makkhawan Bridge rally site on a siege of the Agriculture Ministry, the Tourism and Sports Ministry and the Transport Ministry at 11am.
Adul said the protesters took over the three ministries and told officials to leave the compounds.
Adul said leaders then led about 100 protesters to enter each of the three ministries and closed the gates, thus preventing officials from entering the compounds.
The spokesman added that the protesters then moved to the Interior Ministry and told officials to leave before 12.40pm. They also threatened to cut the power supply and water supply to the buildings.
However, because the Interior Ministry’s gate was closed and police were guarding the compound so the protesters stayed outside but refused to move away,” Adul said.
On Monday, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban led thousands of protesters to occupy the Budget Bureau and the Finance Ministry compound, while other groups occupied the Foreign Ministry and the Public Relations Department. A group that stayed overnight inside the Foreign Ministry compound agreed to leave late this morning.
 

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