A crowd of angry protesters has thrown shoes and plastic bottles at Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat’s entourage after cornering him in an underground parking lot.
The prime minister escaped unharmed.
Mr Somchai’s security agents and police protected him from the protesters and whisked him away in a motorcade.
Today’s protest in the capital, Bangkok, was staged by employees of the state-owned telecom operator TOT during a visit by Mr Somchai to their headquarters.
It marked the first time in Thailand’s ongoing political crisis that state employees have come into direct confrontation with the prime minister.