Thailand imposes state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand imposes state of emergency in Bangkok

The Thai government has imposed a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok and surrounding provinces, in a bid to contain anti-government protests.

The demonstrations have now continued for two months, attempting to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to stand down.

The 60 day state of emergency will allow authorities to impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, and ban political gatherings.

But Ms Yingluck says her government has no plans to confront the protesters, but will instead use peaceful negotiations in line with international standards.

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