Thai anti-government protesters vowed Monday to keep up their fight to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra despite her decision to call an election to try to end the kingdom's political crisis.
The demonstrators want to suspend democracy in favour of an unelected "People's Council" and curb the influence of Yingluck's brother Thaksin, a tycoon turned premier who was ousted by royalist generals in a coup seven years ago.
"The movement will keep on fighting. Our goal is to uproot the Thaksin regime. Although the House is dissolved and there will be new elections, the Thaksin regime is still in place," rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban told AFP.