The emergency decree is still not needed to help the government cope with the protests as they remain peaceful, according to Surapong Tovichakchaikul, caretaker deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
Anti-government demonstrators take a break after chaining the gates and locking all doors at the Labour Ministry yesterday. All officials were forced to leave the ministry. THANARAK KHOONTON
The government expects the "Bangkok shutdown" to last a week, he said.
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