Concerned about the ongoing protests, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has agreed to hold talks with protesters. Reuters’ news.
Protests continue despite the state of emergency in the country. Protesters gathered on the streets of Bangkok for the fourth day on Sunday. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-uncha is worried about this protest. He said he wanted to negotiate with the protesters.
Many protesters and leaders were arrested during the nearly three-month-long protest, but most of the young protesters did not give up. They also closed the metro rail of the capital yesterday. Police fired hot water to suppress the protests. Standing in the rain with colorful umbrellas, protesters say, “Release our friends.” Many have also painted pictures of leaders in captivity.
A human rights lawyer said at least 80 people had been arrested since October 13. Of these, 27 are still prisoners. Although police did not say the number of arrests. Prime Minister Prayuth’s spokesman Burapachaisri said the prime minister was concerned about the protests. His idea is that troublemakers can turn protests into violence.
Protests have already spread to various cities. So the Prime Minister wants to solve the problem by sitting in discussion with the protesters. However, he did not say who he would discuss with. Protesters have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth and the removal of the king.