Thai Protest Group Rejects Plea to Leave Airport

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The protest group that took over Thailand

Anti-government protester sleep at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 as they continue to besiege parts of Bangkok's main international airport demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Bangkok, Thailand (AP) The protest group that took over Thailand's main international airport says it will remain there despite a plea from the country's army commander.

The commander today suggested the protesters of the People's Alliance for Democracy withdraw and that the government call new elections to end the country's bitter political crisis.

A protest leader says the group will maintain its occupation until it can discuss the matter.

The alliance is seeking to topple the government of Thailand's Prime minister.

Meanwhile, Thai media report the Prime Minister has landed at a Military airport in northern Thailand. He was out of the country, attending a summit in Peru.


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