Protest leaders in Thailand were indicted today for storming the prime minister's office compound and sealing off parliament during anti-government rallies in 2008.
Prosecutors filed charges against Sondhi Limthongkul, Chamlong Srimuang and other leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy, also known as the Yellow Shirts.
They could be jailed for five years for the August 2008 rally, in which protesters stormed Government House and occupied its grounds for weeks.
And they could get an extra seven years if convicted of the blockade of parliament, in which hundreds were hurt.
Mostly hailing from the urban elite, the Yellow Shirts' protests grew from their hatred of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whose government was in power from 2001 until it was overthrown in a 2006 military coup.