Opposition slams use of emergency decree


The opposition is calling for the revocation of the emergency decree as it proposes an extraordinary parliamentary session to discuss the political conflict.

The government earlier this week announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people under the emergency decree as a response to recent unrest in Bangkok, which saw the arrests of pro-democracy protest leaders.

After a joint meeting of opposition parties on Thursday, Pheu Thai Party leader Sompong Amornvivat said the decree became effective at 4am yesterday but it was illegitimate.

Protest leaders dispersed from protest scenes about midnight, while protesters at Government House only left the scene about 5am.

The opposition is also calling for the immediate release of the protest leaders, asserting they did nothing wrong.

“We agree that peaceful ways should be employed,” Mr Sompong said. “Parliament should…

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