April 12, 2009 / 7:33 AM / 8 years ago

Thai govt declares state of emergency in Bangkok

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding area, according to a statement read on state television on Sunday.

The announcement came as several ministers, including the defence and interior ministers, were due to hold a news conference, and after anti-government protesters forced an Asian summit to be cancelled on Saturday.

Editing by David Fox

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