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In pictures: Thai protest continues

Anti-government protesters wave Thai national flags during a protest inside Government House in Bangkok on 27 August, 2008

Thai anti-government protesters have spent a second day outside Government House demanding the resignation of the prime minister.

Thai riot police break into the Government House through a gate in Bangkok, Thailand, early Wednesday August 27, 2008.

Riot police tried to evict the protesters, and minor scuffles ensued.

Thai policemen stand guard as anti-government demonstrators protest inside the Government House in Bangkok on August 27, 2008.

But they decided not to use force against the demonstrators, and hope they will eventually leave the area peacefully.

Thai demonstrators sit outside Government House, Wednesday, Aug 27

Protesters have spent the day taking photographs, picnicking and singing - while steadfastly refusing to leave the government compound.

Leaders of Thai demonstrators Chamlong Srimuang, left, and Sondhi Limthongkul, right, sit during a demonstration

Arrest warrants have now been issued for the protest leaders, including Chamlong Srimuang, an influential former politician, and Sondhi Limthongkul, a media mogul.

Thai anti-government protesters break into the studio of state broadcaster National  Broadcasting Services of Thailand, 26 August, 2008

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.

Thai anti-government protesters carry placard with caricatures of Mr Shinawatra and his wife, 26 August, 2008

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.

Thai protester (pic courtesy Irmgard Noordhoek)

They are also avowed royalists, as this picture taken by Dutch reader Irmgard Noordhoek, who is in Bangkok, suggests.

Anti Government protesters demonstrate outside the studio of National Broadcasting Services of Thailand, 26 August, 2008

The demonstration is just one of many street rallies the People's Alliance for Democracy have held so far this year.

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