2,000 Cops Surround Thai Protesters

Prime minister holds firm on 2nd day of demonstrations
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 6:04 AM CDT
Thai demonstrators listen to the speech of their leader during a demonstration at government house in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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(Newser) – As anti-government protests continued outside the Thai prime minister's office, 2,000 police officers surrounded demonstrators and a court issued arrest warrants for nine of the protest's leaders, Reuters reports. The People's Alliance for Democracy—a monarchist movement—is seeking to bring down the government of Samak Sundaravej. But the prime minister said calls for his resignation were "unreasonable."