Thailand extends curfew in Bangkok, 23 Thai provinces

A curfew enforced in Bangkok and 23 other Thai provinces will be extended for three more days from Thursday at 9 p.m. (1400 GMT), an army spokesman said.

Thailand extends curfew in Bangkok, 23 Thai provinces

A curfew enforced in Bangkok and 23 other Thai provinces will be extended for three more days from Thursday at 9 p.m. (1400 GMT), an army spokesman said.

The curfew will run until 5 a.m. (2200 GMT) the following day.

Fires were still burning in central Bangkok on Thursday, a day after riots and arson by anti-government protesters in which health officials said at least seven people were killed.

"Police and soldiers told the prime minister that the curfew last night went well," Major General Dittaporn Sasasmith told reporters. "This will help security forces provide security for the public and prevent further violence."


Reuters

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