Thai Protesters Shut Down Parliament

Vow 'final battle' for control of nation
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 24, 2008 6:07 AM CST
Thai anti-government protesters break through a riot police line during a mass rally in Bangkok today.   (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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(Newser) – Tens of thousands of raucous Thai protesters surrounded parliament today, forcing officials to shut it down, reports the BBC. Spokesmen for the pro-monarchist People's Alliance for Democracy vowed that the current action marks the "final battle" for the nation's government. Other groups marched on police headquarters and the foreign ministry. But current Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat said he has no intention of resigning.