Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on security forces to exercise restraint as anti-government protesters converge on the capital city. The so-called “Bangkok shutdown” is aimed at forcing the prime minister from office and delaying elections set for February 2.
People observe the streets from overhead as anti-government protesters block the road near Government Complex, Bangkok, Jan. 12, 2014.
A rescue worker sits on a barricade after anti-government protesters close the road near Government Complex, Bangkok, Jan. 12, 2014.
Anti-government protesters sit under beach umbrellas during a rally at the Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2014.
Anti-government protesters rest in their tents in an opposition camp, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 11, 2014.