violence thailand.jpgLeaders of Thailand’s anti-government protesters say they will accept an offer by senators to mediate talks, amid growing pressure to end violence. 

 

Five days of street clashes between troops and protesters in Bangkok have left 37 people dead and scores more injured.
 
A leader of the “red-shirt” protesters said the group would agree to the proposal to prevent more loss of life.
 
Reports say it is not yet clear whether the government will take part in the talks.

 

Late on Monday, the United Nations called on the protesters to “step back from the brink” and urged the government troops to exercise restraint.