The reconciliation bill sponsored by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung is facing growing opposition as it would exonerate those responsible for the crackdown on the 2010 red shirt protests.
Red shirts have turned Ratchaprasong red at least twice a year since the May 19, 2010, political violence. They hope for a turnout of 100,000 on Sunday's third anniversary. (Bangkok Post file photo by Kosol Nakachol)
The bill seeks to grant amnesty to people who have committed offences related to politics. This would include those responsible for the deaths of red shirts during the street protests three years ago that sought to overthrow the Democrat-led government, Somkid Cheukong, a Pheu Thai MP for Ubon Ratchathani, said.
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