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Political Unrest Torments Thailand

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Political unrest has tormented Thailand after the government planned to implement an amnesty bill that would allow the exiled brother of current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to return to the Southeast country without penalty.

Yingluck's billionaire brother was a former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and he was ousted in a 2006 military coup. He later fled the country amid charges of corruption.

The protests which largely erupted in Bangkok continued to intensify when demonstrators and government supporters clashed, killing three persons earlier this month.

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the Government House, during his official state visit to Thailand on 18 November 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

US concerned with the ongoing political unrest in Thailand

In a press statement in Washington DC, Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said the United States strongly supports democratic institutions and the democratic process in Thailand, a long-time friend and ally.

She said Prime Minister Yingluck has called for elections as a way forward amid ongoing political tensions and demonstrations.

"We encourage all involved to resolve political differences peacefully and democratically in a way that reflects the will of the Thai people and strengthens the rule of law." - Ms. Psaki

Ealier this month protests became bloody when shootings between rival political camps left at least three people dead and more than 100 wounded in Bangkok.

Massive number of protesters took over the prime minister's office and clashed with riot police officers.

Reports say nearly 3,000 soldiers arrived in the capital to gain control of the situation.

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