State of Emergency

Months of protests by anti-government demonstrators in Thailand culminated in a protest leader being shot dead in the capital on the weekend.  ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Deputy Dean Andrew Walker discusses the 60-day state of emergency now in force in Bangkok, and whether the 2 February election will still go ahead.

"Protesters are determined to disrupt the election," he says.

"If things spin really out of control, there is the possibility the military will intervene and take power in to their own hands. "That would also bring about a delay in the election."

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