Thailand declares Bangkok state of emergency

Government orders 60 days of special powers in capital region, saying they will prevent deaths in protests against PM.

Protesters have occupied several government buildings in the capital, Bangkok [Reuters]
The Thai government has declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests aimed at forcing the prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, from power.

Chalerm Yubumrung, Thailand’s labour minister, announced on Tuesday that the restrictions would come into force after midnight and last 60 days. The Rest Of The Story…