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Turbulent Thailand

Thai king shows 'love' for protesters in foreign media interview

'Thailand is the land of compromise,' says monarch to UK news network

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn greets royalists in Bangkok on Nov. 1.    © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn said "we love them all the same" of protesters who seek to curb his powers and he called Thailand "the land of compromise" on Sunday in his first direct public comments on months of demonstrations.

One protest leader said it sounded like "just words."

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