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Thailand to negotiate with airport protesters

According to the BBC, thousands of anti-government protesters who continue to occupy two airports in the Thai capital, Bangkok, kept an estimated 100,000 passengers stranded.

The Thai government says it will spend some $30 million over the next month to help stranded tourists, including giving them free hotel rooms and daily expenses, said the BBC.

According to an AP article, the protesters, belonging to the People's Alliance for Democracy, won't give up until the government of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat steps down.

Government spokesman Nattawut Sai-Kau said police would avoid violence and attempt to negotiate with the protesters the AP article said.