Thailand government urges Bangkok public to stay indoors overnight

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A demonstrator holds up a sign as she joins others during a protest against military rule at Victory Monument in Bangkok
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A demonstrator holds up a sign as she joins others during a protest against military rule at Victory Monument in Bangkok May 27, 2014. Thailand's military rulers settled down to work at their Bangkok headquarters on Tuesday, firmly in charge with royal endorsement while rounding up critics and searching for weapons they fear could still be used to fight their takeover. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government told people in Bangkok to stay indoors from 10 p.m. on Sunday night until 5 a.m. after a day of violence in which protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched attacks on state agencies.

"After 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., if it is not necessary, we ask people to not leave their homes for their safety so they will not become victims of provocateurs," Pracha Promnok, a deputy prime minister, said in a televised address.

He did not specify if this only applied to certain areas.

Four people died and scores were wounded in the violence in the capital over the weekend.

(Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Alan Raybould)

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