Thai Army Announces Martial Law

by Editor | May 20, 2014 4:01 am

CNN – The Thai army declared martial law throughout the country Tuesday in a surprise move that an aide to the embattled Prime Minister said the government didn’t know about beforehand.

“They took this action unilaterally. The government is having a special meeting regarding this. We have to watch and see if the army chief honors his declaration of impartiality,” the aide said, describing the situation as “half a coup d’etat.

Lt. Gen. Nipat Thonglek told CNN the move was not a coup.

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