An anti-government protest leader in Thailand says the movement is ready to negotiate with the
government to end the country’s crisis, but only if
troops were immediately withdrawn from Bangkok’s streets.
Nattawut Saikua said the red shirts’ only other condition to enter into dialogue was for representatives of the United Nations to moderate talks.
What they want is for the Prime Minister to resign and call fresh elections. But Abhisit Vejjajiva says he will not back down.
The government has given the thousands of red-shirts until Monday afternoon to leave their camp in the Ratchasprong commercial district.
After three days of unrest, parts of Bangkok look more like a warzone.
The bloodshed has been largely one-sided. More than 20 people, mainly protesters, have been killed and scores have been wounded.