May 4th, 2010
07:52 AM ET

Thai 'red shirt' protesters appear to accept deal

Anti-government protesters who have been blocking off central Bangkok appear to have reached a deal with the government, their leaders told demonstrators Tuesday.

Leaders of the protest movement told supporters they are prepared to accept a five-point deal being offered by the government, including a call for new elections in November.

But they will not end their demonstrations until the prime minister announces when he will dissolve parliament, they said.

Thousands of anti-government protesters have brought the center of Thailand's capital to a standstill for weeks as they seek to unseat Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's government, which they say is illegitimate and undemocratic - accusations that Abhisit has called "unfounded."

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  1. Jacobian

    well this is a good deal.I hope the emergency situation is over now

    May 4, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. freelance7

    They accomplished this in weeks. Meanwhile, for 15 months the Tea Party has been claiming they are going to "take back" America, with cardboard signs.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. beatrice

    this is very good atleast our lives will go back to normal

    May 4, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pondd

    Not sure if this has to do with the fact that the ousted PM Mr Thaksin has faded out his support over the redshirt. If it so then it will prove all that all this time, the reds were part of Mr. Thaksin to regain power.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Daranie

    I'm Laotian, of the country Laos, which is right beside Thailand. My reletives have taken this into great concern. Over the weeks, my family and I have been observing this through television satellite. They had to remove patients from a hospital and close it down, because the protesters started to move towards it yesterday. I've got a very sick aunt who needed medical care in Thailand, because Laos is more poor and doesn't have as advanced treatment.

    I thought I'd share an insider story, thanks.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Livinginthailand

    "RED" have been a part of right hand side of politic of Thailand. Thaksin have been one PM that helped the poorest ppl in Thailand with free school and free hospital. So he have a lot of support among them. But I don't think Thaksin will have it better with a new PM or new parliament. He is a wanted man.
    I just hope we get a Parliament that is more civil. And forgetting what have happen. YELLOW/RED have done there parts. Most of the ppl who getting hurt from this chaos is the pore ppl. They work in tourist industry. They send home money to there family

    May 6, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. car dolly

    I hope everything will be okey there...lets back to work and stop the demonstration...

    car dolly

    May 9, 2010 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. BostonVerve

    Please help stop the massacre of people in Thailand before it becomes another Tiananmen Square. They are killing children, woman, and the elderly. The Thai government is censoring and manipulating any media coming from Thailand so they are not showing what is really going on. Please contact the organizations below to have them put pressure on the government of Thailand to cease the killings.

    Amnesty International
    1-212-807-8400
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact

    Human Rights
    1-212-290-4700

    May 15, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Thai Songs

    This crisis is destined to continue for years to come because the two sides are about equal in strength. If no agreement acceptable to both sides is reached, it could lead to wider social unrest, crippling the Thai economy.

    May 25, 2010 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |