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Demonstrations in Thailand

03 Dec 2013

Large political demonstrations are occurring in parts of Bangkok, with protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Shinawatra.

Casualties, incidents of violence, and the use of tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters have been reported. Security forces have been deployed and granted additional powers. Curfews, checkpoints, and roadblocks may be implemented.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers should avoid large crowds and demonstrations and monitor the situation through local media. Travellers intending to visit Bangkok should check with the FCO for the latest safety information.