Anti-government demonstrators have blocked the roads surrounding the Government House in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok, prompting authorities to deploy two companies of crowd control police to maintain order, according to local media on October 8.

Hundreds of demonstrators from a group called “People’s Army” have moved from Lumpini park to settle outside the Government House since the night of October 7, causing traffic obstruction in the area.

They said the demonstration is to protest the alleged control of ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra over the current Government’s operation.

Demonstrations have broken out since the proposal of an amnesty bill by the Government of incumbent Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is Thaksin Shinawatra’s younger sister.

The bill is believed to clear charges against Thaksin, who was toppled in 2006.-VNA