Steer clear of protests, Thais told

Attempt to appoint unelected premier raises concern

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 5:22 a.m.

Anti-government protesters rest at a camp site in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in several locations in Bangkok packed their tents as they ramped up their efforts to bring down what remains of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration by laying siege to television stations, surrounding state offices and demanding lawmakers help them install a non-elected prime minister to rule the country. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's caretaker government said Sunday that it would tighten security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in an escalating political crisis, and warned people to stay away from protest sites for their own safety.

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