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Protesters have not seized state buildings: Thai security chief

Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 4:50pm IST | Agency: Reuters

Thai anti-government protesters have not seized any state-owned buildings despite a series of attacks on Sunday as part of an attempt to topple the government, Paradorn Pattanathabutr, the country's national security chief, told Reuters.

Earlier, anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said in a televised address that protesters had occupied 12 government buildings "peacefully and without weapons". A total of around 30,000 protesters massed on Sunday at a number of government buildings and tried to storm some. Police fired teargas to repel them. Four people have been killed and at least 57 wounded in the weekend violence. 


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