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Thailand extends curfew in Bangkok by another day

05-20-2010 11:28 BJT

BANGKOK, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The government's acting spokesman Panithan Watanayakorn said Thursday morning that the curfew will still be place in Bangkok for another day.

He said the curfew is still needed to facilitate the operations of security forces as armed protesters are still fighting against the authorities.

The Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) issued a curfew order Wendesday afternoon in Bangkok and more than 20 other provinces, forbidding the public to go outdoors from 8 p. m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

The curfew came after some "red-shirts" refused to heed their leaders' resolution to end the rally and launched attacks and arson across Bangkok and some other areas.

The "red-shirts" leaders early Wendesday afternoon announced the end of their two-month-odd rally in Ratchaprasong, downtown Bangkok, and turned themselves in to the police.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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