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US condemns Bangkok protest violence

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The United States has condemned "increasing violence" at Thai anti-government protests, as Japan calls for a peaceful solution to rallies and Hong Kong issues a 'black alert' warning citizens to avoid all travel to Bangkok. 

The United States on Wednesday issued a statement expressing concern about the recent violence in Bangkok and calling on all sides of the political divide to avoid using violence and respect the rule of law. It said the US supports Thailand's democratic system and encouraged opponents to talk to resolve differences peacefully.

"The United States strongly condemns increasing violence in Bangkok that has resulted in deaths and injuries. We urge Thai authorities to investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to justice. We urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law," said the statement, which was posted on the US Department of State website.

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