The Human Rights Lawyers Association has called on the caretaker government to repeal the emergency decree and use ordinary laws to handle the conflict on the streets.
The association said the situation does not warrant the decree as the survival of the nation is not under a grave threat.
Before the decree, the Internal Security Act (ISA) was in effect which allowed authorities to restrict the movement of anti-government protesters, the group said. The ISA covered the whole of Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
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