Protest leader calls Thai PM aide, seeks ceasefire

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 17, 2010 17:39

BANGKOK — An aide to Thailand's prime minister on Monday said a Red Shirt protest leader has called him and proposed a cease-fire between Red Shirt fighters and troops.

Korbsak Sabhavasu said he received a call on his cell phone Monday from Nattawut Saikua, one of the leaders of the Red Shirts, and they talked for five minutes.

Korbsak said he told Nattawut that if the Red Shirt fighters retreat to their encampment "there will be no single bullet fired by the soldiers."

At least 37 people have been killed in fighting between troops and Red Shirt protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the dissolution of Parliament and new elections


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