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State of emergency and possible coup in Thailand

There has been a government disruption in Thailand. According to reports, the Thai army has seized control of the capital, Bangkok. Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in a broadcast from New York.

The AP reported that there were loudspeaker announcements telling people to get off the streets. Large-scale political protests were being planned against the Prime Minister, but it remains to be seen how these new events will shape the coming days. For more information, check the latest articles collected by Google News.

Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its Thailand travel warning, and advises travelers to carefully monitor the situation, to avoid demonstrations or large crowds, and to restrict movement around government buildings and in public. The U.S. Department of State doesn’t have any updated information yet, but when it does, it should be available on its Thailand page.

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