Thai anti-government protesters have spent a second day outside Government House demanding the resignation of the prime minister.
Riot police tried to evict the protesters, and minor scuffles ensued.
But they decided not to use force against the demonstrators, and hope they will eventually leave the area peacefully.
Protesters have spent the day taking photographs, picnicking and singing - while steadfastly refusing to leave the government compound.
Arrest warrants have now been issued for the protest leaders, including Chamlong Srimuang, an influential former politician, and
Sondhi Limthongkul, a media mogul.
The stand-off began early on Tuesday, when protesters occupied the offices of the state broadcaster National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) as well as massing outside Government House.
The protesters say Mr Samak is just a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, now in self-imposed exile, and they are demanding that he steps down.
They are also avowed royalists, as this picture taken by Dutch reader Irmgard Noordhoek, who is in Bangkok, suggests.
The demonstration is just one of many street rallies the People's Alliance for Democracy have held so far this year.