Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Thai prime minister Samak Sundaravej announces a state of emergency as soldiers join police to keep order.
The emergency comes as public sector unions threatened a national strike, which would affect power and water supplies at government buildings.
Under the sweeping powers announced on television and radio, all public gatherings in the capital are banned and media reports that "undermine public security" are restricted.
Posted by News Daily at 5:12 PM