Thailand army declares martial law

by The Daily Lede


Thailand army declares martial law

Army in Thailand announces imposition of martial law amid political crisis “to keep law and order”

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Thai Army Chief Announces Martial Law

Thai Army Chief Announces Martial Law

 

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.

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