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Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: Election-related Unrest in Thailand

The United States is deeply troubled by efforts to block polls and otherwise prevent voting in Thailand, and by the most recent acts of political violence. While we do not take sides in the political dispute and strongly support freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest, preventing citizens from voting violates their universal ...
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Election-related Unrest in Thailand

Statement by Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson The United States is deeply troubled by efforts to block polls and otherwise prevent voting in Thailand, and by the most recent acts of political violence. While we do not take sides in the political dispute and strongly support freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest, preventing ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Thai Government Invokes Emergency Decree

This is to advise and update U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand that the Thai government on January 21 imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and several surrounding provinces, effective January 22. The decree provides the government additional authorities to deal with security challenges, such as impose curfews, ban certain assemblies, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Violence in Bangkok

This is to advise and update U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand that there have been multiple reports of violent clashes the afternoon of Friday January 17 at several protests sites in Bangkok.  One incident occurred near the National Stadium and MBK shopping mall at Pathumwan Intersection downtown.  Another attack occurred near the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Thailand

This is to advise and update U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand that political activists intend to hold simultaneous mass rallies at key intersections and other locations in Bangkok beginning on Monday, January 13th. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will remain open for consular services. The ...
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