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Stage set for huge Bangkok shutdown The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will today begin their Shutdown operation to try to seize seven sites in Bangkok at 9am after a series of blockades at state agencies - in a bid to paralyse Yingluck Shinawatra's administration until she steps down.

The first anti-government group - from the Northeast and led by former Democrat MP Issara Somchai from Ubon Ratchathani - yesterday occupied Lat Phrao intersection to kick off the protest.

Meanwhile many groups were seen building a blockade and barriers in many locations across the capital including at the Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana and Pathumwan.