Meanwhile In Thailand

The protesters are taking over:

And so we have another nation where the people are less than delighted with its government and demand a change. From BBC:

Anti-government protesters forced their way into the finance ministry, as tens of thousands marched on a second day of demonstrations in Bangkok.


The protesters, who began their action over the weekend, want the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.


After a huge rally on Sunday, crowds marched on Monday to several different locations in the city. The protests have been triggered by a controversial political amnesty bill. The legislation, which the opposition say would have allowed ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra – the current prime minister’s brother – to return to Thailand without serving a jail sentence for corruption, failed to pass in the Senate earlier this month.


But the proposed legislation led to an fresh outbreak of street protests, reigniting simmering political divisions and raising the spectre of renewed political turmoil in the South East Asian nation.


On Monday the anti-government protesters, who are led by a former opposition Democratic Party lawmaker, marched to state offices, military headquarters and television stations.


Campaign leader Suthep Thaugsuban had said the protest would be peaceful, with crowds “blowing whistles and handing out flowers”.


But at the finance ministry, hundreds of people swarmed into the compound.


“Tomorrow [Tuesday] we will seize all ministries to show to the Thaksin system that they have no legitimacy to run the country,” AFP news agency quoted Mr Suthep as saying.


“We have stood by silently while her [PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s] brother calls the shots and she runs the country into the ground with loss-making policies,” Reuters news agency quoted protester Suwang Ruangchai, 54, as saying.


Sunday’s demonstration drew an estimated 100,000 people, who called on the government to step down.



Thai military officials look up towards opposition protesters after they came out of the Army Headquarters to receive flowers offered by protesters as part of their rally in Bangkok on 25 November 2013
Protesters marched to places including military HQ in Bangkok on Monday

A Thai opposition protester waves a clapper during a rally at Democracy Monument in Bangkok on 24 November 2013
An estimated 100,000 opposition supporters protested in Bangkok on Sunday

Thai pro-government "Red Shirts" waves clappers as they gather at Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok on 24 November 2013  
Tens of thousands of government supporters also held a rally on Sunday

It seems that the Greek riotcam, which had been permanently removed from Syntagma square as Greeks are now too bored to even stage protests in front of parliament, has found a new, if temporary, home.


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