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Thailand anti-govt protests enter Day 4, Yingluck Shinawatra under pressure

Thai crowds numbering tens of thousands continued protesting for the fourth day in a bid to topple the Yingluck Shinawatra government.



Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha

Bangkok: Thai crowds numbering tens of thousands continued protesting for the fourth day in a bid to topple the Yingluck Shinawatra government.

On Day 4, the protesters thronged outside the country`s anti-crime agency called Department of Special Investigations (DSI), reported the BBC.

The protesters are being spearheaded by former opposition Democrat Party lawmaker Suthep Thaugsuban, and they have resorted to a method of shutting down the government ministries in order to topple the present government which they claim is being run by the PM`s brother Thaksin Shinawatra.

At the centre of the protests is a controversial political amnesty bill that people say will enable the ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra to come back to Thailand without serving a jail sentence for corruption.

Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in a military coup in 2006 for alleged corruption.

The protests began on Sunday when more than 150,000 demonstrators took to streets in Bangkok, shouting slogans against the so-called "Thaksin regime".

The protesters then targeted the Finance, Foreign and the Interior Ministry in last two days.

Reacting to the rallies, the PM invoked a tough security law namely, Internal Security Act which allows the officials to block roads, impose curfews and ban the use of electronic devices.

However, the demonstrators have been defying the law and going on with their protests.

Speaking outside the Parliament, PM Yingluck Shinawatra urged the protesters to calm down offering a negotiation.

“We must not regard this as a win-or-lose situation...Today no one is winning or losing, only the country is hurting,” she told reporters.

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