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Thai student protests: Minister meets organisers

The minister says he and others in the government are willing to continue discussions with the protesters.

Thai police have begun arresting student anti-government protest organisers to prevent what officials fear was an escalation.

But for the first time, a minister sat down with some of the students.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler, in Bangkok, asked him how it went.