Thai govt declares emergency in 5 more provinces

The government also called on "red shirt" protest leaders to surrender.

Thai govt declares emergency in 5 more provinces

Thailand's government imposed a state of emergency in five more provinces on Sunday to allow security forces to control any unrest linked to violent protests in Bangkok, a spokesman said.

The government also called on "red shirt" protest leaders to surrender, and announced Monday and Tuesday would be public holidays.

Bangkok and 17 provinces are currently under emergency rule. Most of the provinces are in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of the anti-government red shirt movement.


Reuters

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