Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Oct 14, 1973 uprising turned toward reconciliation as core leaders from the October Generation offered compromising words for the red shirt movement, but urged it to embrace other grass-roots democratic forces.
People hold wreaths commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 14 October 1973 at Sanam Luang. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)
Seksan Prasertkul, a former student leader of the October Generation, said at Thammasat University auditorium that the spirit of the Oct 14, 1973 uprising was to fight against dictatorships and establish democracy. All parties should hold it firmly as it was only with "valuable democracy" can a peaceful society be sustained.
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