Protesters parade throughout capital; seize ministry

Antigovernment protesters paraded to 13 locations throughout Bangkok, including government offices and television channels to recruit numbers, disrupt the operations in the capital and continue with their whistle-blowing demonstrations.

One group led by former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has reportedly taken over the Ministry of Finance building this afternoon. Elsewhere, an independent reporter from Germany had to be rescued by security forces after a former politician called him out from stage.

Red shirts counter-demonstrating in support of the government have remained within Rajamangala National Stadium in the Bang Kapi district.

Various factions aligned against the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have joined today’s demonstrations. The affected locations are:

1. Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters

2. Royal Thai Air Force

3. Royal Thai Army

4. Royal Thai Navy

5. Royal Thai Police

6. Metropolitan Police Bureau

7. Channel 3

8. Channel 5

9. Channel 7

10. Channel 9

11. Channel 11 (NBT)

12. Ministry of Interior

13. Ministry of Finance

Source: Matichon

 

Here are some related updates from social media:

 

Ministry of Finance

 

Channel 3

Royal Thai Police

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