Thousands of anti-government protesters surrounded the Thai National Police headquarters on Thursday (November 28) urging the police to stand on their side and bring down the government.

Some armed with garden scissors cut the power lines of the facility, forcing parts of the headquarters and a police hospital nearby, to resort to back-up generators.

Waving flags, blowing whistles and rattling plastic clappers, they made their way down a main street in Bangkok to the building.

The anti-government campaign started last month after Yingluck's ruling Puea Thai Party tried to pass an amnesty bill that critics said was designed to absolve her bother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, of a 2008 graft conviction.

Though the bid to push the amnesty through parliament was dropped, Thaksin's enemies, broadly aligned with Bangkok's royalist civilian and military elite, are now trying to out his sister's government.

Earlier in the day, Yingluck called on the protesters in a televised address to end their action and enter talks to avoid confrontation. She urged her opponents to agree to join a panel to find a way out of the crisis.

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