15 Jan '11, 9am

DTN Singapore: Thai red shirts and traders strike a deal on protest schedule: Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN)

Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN) - The red shirt anti-government protesters have agreed to cut down their rally to two hours and not to block access to the shopping malls, hotels and all building located at the Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok. The agreement was reached on Friday during the mediation session ahead of the January 23 rally. The Metropolitan Police Bureau brokered the deal between the red-shirt movement and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association. Participants at the mediation included red-shirt leader Thida Thawornseth, Pheu Thai MP Jatuporn Promphan, trade association chairman Chai Srivikorn and Metropolitan Police commissioner Lt General Jakthip Kunchorn na Ayutthaya. Jakthip welcomed the agreement, saying it was a positive sign to ease the plight of residents and business operators at Ratchaprasong. "With the cooperation from the red...

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