Thai police yield to protesters ahead of king's birthday | Bangkok Post: news

News > World

Thai police yield to protesters ahead of king's birthday

- +

Thai police on Tuesday abandoned their defence of the government headquarters against a siege by protesters trying to topple the prime minister, a dramatic move that eased tensions before the revered king's birthday. 

Anti-government protesters walk to the last concrete barricade after the police let them through outside Government House during an ongoing rally in Bangkok on December 3, 2013

Several days of street battles gave way to hugs and smiles after police said they would no longer use force against protesters trying to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's offices as well as the city police headquarters.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments