Bangkok Lifts State of Emergency

Anti-government protesters vow to continue struggle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 7:50 AM CDT
Bangkok Lifts State of Emergency
Thai soldiers stand guard at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, last week.   (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand's prime minister has lifted a state of emergency imposed on Bangkok two weeks ago when violent protests rocked the capital, reports the BBC. Abhisit Vejjajiva said the move was to help reconcile the anti-government red-shirted protesters with their yellow-shirted pro-government rivals. Some protest leaders have been arrested, but others are in hiding and say the movement will change its tactics and consider armed attacks. (Read more Abhisit Vejjajiva stories.)

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