1,000 Thai Protesters Clash With Cops

Demonstrators demand ouster of prime minister
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 6:21 AM CDT
Anti-government demonstrators confront police Friday, June 20, 2008, near Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of protesters were on hand to continue the demonstration against Thai Prime...   (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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(Newser) – An anti-government protest in Bangkok turned violent today as more than 1,000 protesters broke through a police barrier outside government offices. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of Samak Sundaravej, the Thai prime minister whom opponents call a proxy for ousted predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra. Protesters have been in the streets of Bangkok for the past three weeks, reports AP.