Thai protesters demand ouster of caretaker govt

Eurasia News

BANGKOK: Thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand on Friday took to the streets of Bangkok in an effort to bring down the caretaker government while the riot police used tear gas to disperse protesters.

The demonstration took place after the country’s constitutional court ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down because she abused her power and an anti-graft agency charged her with negligence.

The protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban while speaking to supporters in a city park urged them to rally outside parliament, the prime minister’s offices and five television stations, to prevent them from being used by the government.