Eight days into the Shutdown Bangkok protests by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by Suthep Thaugsuban, the interim Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital Bangkok from midnight on the 22nd of January.
What exactly this will mean remains unknown at this point but gives the government wide-ranging powers to deal with disorder. Several attacks with grenades, guns and IEDs have taken place at several of the 8 protest sites and camps set up around the city and this has led to this move.
Will it prevent further attacks or lead to a crackdown? Stay tuned for up-to-date information.
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