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Protest leaders arrested as Thailand unrest ends

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Protest leaders arrested as Thailand unrest ends


The main leaders of the anti-government protestors in Thailand have been arrested as the recent turmoil comes to an end. They said they had agreed to call a halt to the demonstrations and hand themselves in to prevent further loss of life.

At least two people died in the unrest that engulfed Bangkok over the past few days. The anti-government groups were calling for the reinstatment of Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted as prime minister in 2006. He is now the subject of an international arrest warrant. What started as street protests exploded into running battles in the heart of the capital. Now the demonstrators are decamping from the city and heading home.

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