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Thai government urges Bangkok public to stay indoors overnight

Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 6:07pm IST Updated: Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 6:41pm IST | Agency: Reuters

Thailand's government told people in Bangkok to stay indoors from 10 p.m. on Sunday night until 5 a.m. after a day of violence in which protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched attacks on state agencies.

"After 10 pm until 5 am, if it is not neccessary, we ask people to not leave their homes for their safety so they will not become victims of provocateurs," Pracha Promnok, a deputy prime minister, said in a televised address. He did not specify if this only applied to certain areas. Four people died and scores were wounded in the violence in the capital over the weekend.

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