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Thai gov't extends curfew by 3 more days

2010-05-20 13:00:52 GMT2010-05-20 21:00:52 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A fire truck leaves the burned world trade center mall in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, May 20, 2010. Thai government announced on Thursday extension of the curfew for three more days from May 20 to 22, in a move to stabilize the country's situation. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

A Thai soldier guards on street in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, May 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

Thai soldiers search at a "red-shirt" protestors camp in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, May 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

Two Thai soldiors guard on street in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, May 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

A fire truck leaves the burned world trade center mall in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, May 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

BANGKOK, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Thai government announced on Thursday extension of the curfew for three more days from May 20 to 22, in a move to stabilize the country's situation.

The government's Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) imposed a curfew in the capital Bangkok and 23 other provinces on Wednesday, forbidding the public to go outdoors from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 06:00 a.m. Thursday.

However, the CRES adjusted the period of curfew to start from 09:00 p.m. until 05:00 a.m. in order to make easy public life.

The government troops dispersed by force several thousands of red-shirt protesters in central Bangkok on Wednesday but riots and clashes continued in Bangkok and other parts of the country.

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