Curfews extended to 21 Thai provinces after Bangkok riots

An overnight curfew was announced in 21 provinces across Thailand on Wednesday following riots and arson attacks in Bangkok.

Curfews extended to 21 Thai provinces after Bangkok riots

An overnight curfew was announced in 21 provinces across Thailand on Wednesday following riots and arson attacks in Bangkok that erupted after a military offensive against anti-government protesters, authorities said.

The curfew extension was posted on TV channels, now under the control of the government, and said it would be in place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. in provinces under emergency rule.

The provincial curfews followed arson attacks and protests in at least seven provinces, which included the torching of town halls in three major cities, all of which were strongholds of the anti-government protest movement.


Reuters

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