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Thailand lifts emergency rule from 3 more provinces, but not Bangkok

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Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) — Thailand has lifted emergency rule from three more provinces, but not Bangkok, the foreign ministry said Monday.

With the latest revocation, the state of emergency remains in seven provinces, said Thani Thongpakdi, the deputy spokesman for the foreign ministry.

The emergency law empowers the military to take charge of security.

The government imposed it in April shortly after anti-government demonstrators broke into the country’s parliament.

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the rule was meant to “restore peace and order and to stop the spreading of false information to the Thai public.”


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