Posted by: rlearmonth | February 24, 2008

Curfew

Immediately after the February 11, 2008 coup attempt, a state of emergency was declared by the Prime Minister and a curfew was established. The initial curfew was for 48 hours, but was then extended for another ten days. The curfew was quite stringent, requiring everyone to be off the streets from 8:00 PM until 6:00 AM.

Last week, the Parliament debated extending the state of emergency, and the curfew. On Friday, it was announced that the curfew would be extended for another 30 days, but the hours would be from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM.

There is still considerable tension on the street, even though there have been no demonstrations or acts of violence that I am aware of. Rumors abound, including the usual cannard that the coup attempt was staged by government. Stay tuned.

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  1. Hey Bob, We miss you. I hope you are having fun with your diving and beautiful weather. I was worried when the president got shot. We are fine but wish the cold weather was over.


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