21 May 2010

More protest leaders surrender in Thailand

7:11 am on 21 May 2010

Three more leaders of the anti-government protest movement in Thailand have given themselves up.

The latest surrenders bring to eight the number of protest leaders being detained.

A military crackdown on Wednesday dispersed thousands of protesters who had been camped in central Bangkok demanding new elections.

One of the leaders has urged supporters to stay true to their principle of non-violence.

A night-time curfew imposed following Wednesday's violent clashes has been extended for three days and Thai authorities say order has been restored over most of Bangkok.