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