Protesters force way into Thai Election Commission

BANGKOK, April 5 (BestGrowthStock) – Hundreds of anti-government
protesters forced their way into Thailand’s Election Commission
building on Monday, a Reuters witness said, raising the stakes
in a four-week rally aimed at toppling the government.

The red-shirted protesters, supporters of ousted Prime
Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, have also occupied Bangkok’s main
shopping district in a bid to force Prime Minister Abhisit
Vejjajiva to dissolve parliament and call elections.

The “red shirts” have accused the Election Commission of
stalling in an investigation of alleged irregularities by
Abhisit’s ruling Democrat party concerning a $7.9 million

election campaign donation in 2005 from cement manufacturer TPI

Polene (TPIP.BK: ), which could lead to the party’s dissolution.

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(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat. Writing by Jason Szep)

Protesters force way into Thai Election Commission