Thai govt urges Bangkok public to stay indoors overnight

Thai govt urges Bangkok public to stay indoors overnight
Office workers join anti-government protesters during an impromptu demonstration in central Bangkok November 29, 2013.

BANGKOK - Thailand's government told people in Bangkok to stay indoors from 10pm on Sunday night until 5am after a day of violence in which protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched attacks on state agencies.

"After 10 pm until 5 am, if it is not neccessary, we ask people to not leave their homes for their safety so they will not become victims of provocateurs," Pracha Promnok, a deputy prime minister, said in a televised address.

He did not specify if this only applied to certain areas.

Four people died and scores were wounded in the violence in the capital over the weekend.

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