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Thailand moving closer to reconciliation?

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BANGKOK, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Leaders of the Red Shirt opposition movement in Thailand called on a deputy leader to mediate talks between rival parties, the government announced Monday.

The British government last week issued a travel warning for parts of Thailand out of fear that Red Shirt demonstrations could turn violent. The so-called Red Shirts had demonstrations during the weekend to mark the anniversary of a 2006 coup.

Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart said detained Red Shirt leaders asked him to mediate in talks with opposition parties, China’s official Xinhua news agency reports.

United Press International

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