WASHINGTON — Thai protesters are trying to topple the current government by increasing blockade measures around ministry buildings. They warned the prime minister that she could be the next target.
Reuters reported that the protesters blocked major intersections in the capital city of Bangkok for at least two days, while hardline protesters threatened to storm the country’s stock exchange.
The protesters want to replace Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with a council of people friendly to poor Thai’s circumstances. They accuse Shinawatra of corruption and nepotism, especially how her brother Thaksin remains in exile. Thaksin was found guilty of corruption and took exile over imprisonment, and who some believe still runs the government.