Thailand army declares martial law
by The Daily Lede
Army in Thailand announces imposition of martial law amid political crisis “to keep law and order”
The army in Thailand has announced the imposition of martial law amid political crisis “to keep law and order”.
The army has also granted itself wide-ranging powers to enforce its decision.
The military said it had taken the action to preserve peace and order.
The move comes after a long-running political crisis, and escalating tensions between the government and the opposition.
Earlier this month a court ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down.