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Govt heads off protest threat

Red group stands down as PM mulls amnesty

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  • Writer: Patsara Jikkham & Manop Thip-Osod
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The government yesterday averted a protracted protest by a red shirt-affiliated group by agreeing to consider an amnesty for political offenders. 

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung addresses members of the red shirt-linked January 29 group who gathered at the Royal Plaza yesterday to demand the government consider an amnesty proposal for political offenders. PATIPAT JANTHONG

The "January 29 for the Release of Political Prisoners" group, led by Chulalongkorn University lecturer Suda Rankupan, gathered at the Royal Plaza from late morning Tuesday to urge the government to consider an amnesty proposal by the Nitirat group.

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