By Pracha Hariraksapitak SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Thai protesters on Monday sought to ensure their rallies against the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha result in a victory for the common man. Most of the roughly 150,000 protesters, some calling for a referendum on a radical reform package, took part in the rally aimed at sending a signal to lawmakers who have indicated that a general election may not be held until next year. Related Articles Learning from CN Tower strikes CN Rail strike hits Halifax Port Authority CN Rail net profit falls, revenue dips “The right people are behind the people and this movement is for the people,” protest leader Sitthichai Sawasdipol said. “The people are with us no matter who is president or prime minister … we need to keep working until the next elections.” Recommended Slideshows 46 Pictures Celebrity deaths 2018: All the stars we lost too soon 46 Pictures 48 Pictures Photos: Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC reconnects you with your coffee 48 Pictures 36 Pictures All of these celebrities have had their nudes leaked 36 Pictures More picture galleries 16 Pictures These photos of Trump and Ivanka will make you deeply uncomfortable 16 Pictures 39 Pictures PHOTOS: What you can expect to see at SantaCon NYC 39 Pictures 10 Pictures PHOTOS: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas celebrate wedding in New Delhi 10 Pictures The uprising started nearly two weeks ago after the government passed a new electoral law and pruned vital powers held by an elected upper house. Two rounds of street rallies are underway and more mass gatherings are planned on Tuesday, organizers said. It is the fifth simultaneous rally, after an August 2014 protest in Bangkok that forced then Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign after violent clashes with protesters. The government imposed martial law in February 2015 after several weeks of clashes between security forces and protesters. Prime Minister Prayuth, 65, is known for his prickly public nature. “My prime minister wants to stay in office. This doesn’t give me confidence in this government,” opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban told Reuters by telephone. (Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Nick Macfie)