‘PEOPLE’S COUP’

Thai Protesters Push for PM Ouster

Roughly 30,000 Thai protesters took control of the public broadcasting building Sunday, forcing the Prime Minister to flee in what they called a “people’s coup.” In his latest move, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is urging Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. Declaring Sunday “V-Day,” or the day to remove the PM from office, protesters aimed to take control of 10 government officers, six television stations, police headquarters, and the prime minister’s office. At the Bangkok PBS, Police fired tear gas into the crowd of protesters, who had seized control while waving flags and blowing whistles. National police spokesman Piya Utayo said troops were being sent to a government complex occupied by protesters since Thursday.