State of emergency begins in Thailand

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:07 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

BANGKOK (AP) - Protesters vying to overthrow Thailand's government stayed on the streets Wednesday despite the start of a state of emergency in the capital that was imposed to cope with the nation's increasingly violent political crisis.

The emergency decree announced late Tuesday allows authorities to ban public gatherings, impose curfews and censor local news reports for the next 60 days.

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