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Thai protesters surround prime minister's temporary offices after clashes leave 5 dead

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    A badly injured Thai policeman, center, lies on the ground near his colleagues after a bomb blast next to their unit during clashes between police and anti-government protesters Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand's capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)The Associated Press

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    An armed Thai police officer, center, aims his rubber bullet rifle as medical team carry a injured person on a stretcher during a clash between police force and anti-government protesters Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok left two people dead and 57 others injured Tuesday as riot police attempted to clear out protest camps around the Thai capital. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)The Associated Press

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    An injured foreign reporter is carried by medic team to an ambulance during a clash between police force and anti-government protesters Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok left three people dead and 57 others injured Tuesday as riot police attempted to clear out protest camps around the Thai capital. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)The Associated Press

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.