Thailand extends state of emergency

The government of Thailand has decided to extend the state of emergency that was imposed after Red-shirt unrest in Bangkok in May. The extension will last for another three months on the decision of Thailand’s cabinet. But while the state of emergency will remain in place in Bangkok, it will be lifted out of 24 provinces, where it was previously in place. The decree restricts public gatherings and allows people to be detained for 30 days without charge. Although the anti-government protests ended in May, the Thai government has still maintained it’s enforcement of the state of emergency in order to ensure security for the public.  The death toll from May protests stood at 88 and some 1885 others were wounded. IMAGE:Pendle