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Thai protesters cut off power to prime minister's offices, demand police leave premises

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he addresses his supporters during a rally outside the government house in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand's elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government - one complete with "security volunteers" to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
December 11, 2013 - 11:35 PM

BANGKOK - Anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital have resumed their tactic of besieging government offices, cutting off electricity to the prime minister's office compound and demanding that police abandon the premises.

The protesters, who are seeking to force the replacement of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government before a Feb. 2 election, threatened Thursday to force their way in if police don't leave.

In a previous confrontation, police withdrew from the compound to allow the demonstrators in without a fight. That withdrawal came after two days of increasingly violent standoffs.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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