Anti-government protesters in the Thai capital Bangkok have taken to the streets to garner support for their day of action planned for next Monday.
Those opposed to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have vowed to bring Bangkok to a standstill by blocking roads and government offices:
“I will definitely be there on Monday at 9 in the morning. I am ready. I will stay there until we achieve our aims until Yingluck resigns. I will stay there until the country is reformed,” said one fervent activist.
Demonstraters want a “people’s council” to run the country and instigate a programme of reform.
Thailand has scheduled an election for February 2.
Observers believe the poll is now under threat.