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Protesters lay siege to more ministries; some officials express supportThe Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: For a third day yesterday, anti-government protesters continued to lay siege to key government offices in order to challenge Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government and her brother Thaksin's authority.

The protesters earlier managed to lay siege to two key government offices – the Finance Ministry and the Foreign Ministry – and they had entered the Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana, where tens of thousands of state officials work.

The protesters yesterday visited different ministries, calling on officials to join forces to help root out the so-called "Thaksin regime" and pushing them to go on strike.