US condemns violence in Thailand

April 23rd, 2010 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS  

Abhisit Vejjajiva Washington, April 23 (DPA) The US has urged Thai security forces and anti-government protesters to refrain from violence following a series of explosions in Bangkok.
US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley condemned the violence and called on leaders of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) to “do the same”.

“We also call on Thai security forces to show restraint going forward,” Crowley said Thursday.

Bangkok has been the scene for weeks of protests demanding that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve Parliament and hold new elections.

“Violence is not an acceptable means of resolving political differences,” Crowley said.

The six explosions on Thursday claimed the life of one person and wounded dozens more.

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