Thai protesters cut power at national police headquarters

Protesters pulled down several electricity cables outside the police headquarters. Electricity at the police general hospital has also been affected

Thai protesters cut power at national police headquarters

World Bulletin/News Desk

Anti-government protesters cut electricity at Thailand's national police headquarters and an adjacent police hospital in Bangkok on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, intensifying a demonstration aimed at toppling the prime minister.

"I confirm the protesters pulled down several electricity cables outside the police headquarters. We are now on back-up electricity, we are using a generator. Electricity at the police general hospital has also been affected," Anucha Romyanan, deputy national police spokesman, told Reuters.

Earlier, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on anti-government demonstrators to cease their protests and hold dialogue to avert street confrontations.

In a televised address a few hours after easily winning a confidence vote in parliament, Yingluck said the rallies were hurting the economy and urged her opponents to agree to join a panel to find a way out.

"The government doesn't want to enter into any political games because we believe it will cause the economy to deteriorate," Yingluck said.

Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 10:07
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