Around 200,000 demonstrators rallied in Bangkok, with protest leaders sayin=
g their goal this Monday is to storm Shinawatra=92s office, known as Govern=
During the weeks of demonstrations, protesters have occupied various govern=
ment offices. The rallies have been mostly peaceful, but clashes between pr=
otesters and government supporters on November 30 left five people dead.
Protesters and police, who had confronted each other with tear gas and rock=
s in parts of Bangkok last week, agreed to a truce Tuesday in a show of res=
pect for Thailand=92s revered king, who celebrated his 86th birthday Thursd=
Protest leaders have said they want to rid Thailand of the influence of for=
mer Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the older brother of Yingluck.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the nation=92s parliament=
Monday and called for new elections. But the move did little to appease an=
ti-government protesters who remained on the streets by the thousands.
This is how the day looked like: