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State of emergency ends in Bangkok

Riot police wait behind razor wire for political demonstrators at Tuek Chai intersection in Bangkok on Wednesday evening, just before the prime minister offered to end the state of severe emergency declared in Bangkok. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked his state of severe emergency declaration in Bangkok, and related orders, effective from noon on Thursday, saying the violence that prompted it is over.

The announcement was published in the Royal Gazette.

It said the state of emergency declarations were issued on Oct 15 and 16 to stop offences against the royal institution and unrest. The declarations had been set to be valid until Nov 13.

On Thursday Gen Prayut said that the violent situation had ended and government officials were able to enforce relevant laws to…

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