STORY: Large crowds of demonstrators, many of them young people, held banners and chanted slogans outside the Government Palace in Sukhbaatar Square, demanding officials to exit the grand building and face the people. Some protesters later jostled violently with police as they tried to storm the building.
"A lot of government members are richer and live (more) luxurious lives than the citizens, and how could they just be so calm when the citizens are buying bread by (the) slice, not by the loaf? That's the reason why I'm protesting today for the good of the people," one protester said.
Monday’s events were the culmination of a brewing public outcry over the last two months, centered around an alleged corruption scandal involving officials profiting from an illegal sale of coal supplies to China.