More protests on the cards for Thailand

In Thailand, protestors are gearing up for another weekend of anti-government demonstrations.

That’s despite news that the Thai government is trying to win over the mostly rural group by offering a one billion euro debt relief plan for farmers.

The two sides failed to reach agreement in televised talks earlier this week.

The red-shirted demonstrators say Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva came to power illegitimately, heading a military-backed coalition which took over after courts dissolved the party of the previous leader, Thaksin Shinawattra.

Protest leaders rejected Abhisit’s offer to call an election by the end of the year.