Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thai Government Desperate to End Protests

Thai Deputy PM: gov't ready to talk with Thaksin to stop mass anti-gov't rally

Xinhua — Amid the growing anti-government rally, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said Wednesday the government is ready to talk with ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in order to bring peace back to the country.
Thaksin has been widely perceived as the real leader of the anti-government protest in Thailand's capital Bangkok as Thaksin has made a phone-in to address his red-shirted supporters every night since the mass rally has debuted from last week.
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Thai protesters reject talks offer

Aljazeera — Supporters of the ousted Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, have rejected the government's offer of talks and refused to end their blockade of ministers' offices.
Thousands of so-called "red shirts" defied a court order to end their blockade of Government House as their protest entered its eighth day on Thursday.
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Thai court grants injunction against protesters

Reuters — A court ordered protesters on Tuesday to stop blocking entrances to Thailand's seat of government where a siege to oust Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has dragged on for six days.
"The court issued the injunction after the Prime Minister's Office filed a lawsuit against the protesters," the Nation newspaper said on its website.
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