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Thai protesters surround PM’s temporary offices

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 | 11:18 p.m.

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters have surrounded Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's temporary office in Bangkok's northern outskirts to demand her resignation a day after clashes with police left at least five people dead.

Maj. Gen. Surachat Jitjaeng said Wednesday that Yingluck and Cabinet ministers did not come to work at the temporary offices to avoid creating tension.

Protesters have blocked access to buildings in the Government House area in downtown Bangkok where the prime minister's regular office is located.

Erawan emergency medical services said another civilian was killed in Tuesday's fighting — a 29-year-old man who died from a neck wound. Nearly 70 others were injured in the clashes as riot police moved in to clear a protest site.