Updated: 05/20/2014 06:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Thailand's army invokes martial law: military TV

Thailand's army on Tuesday declared martial law across the crisis-gripped kingdom to restore order following months of anti-government protests that have left 28 people dead and hundreds wounded.


Thailand's army invokes martial law: military TV

Thai soldiers stand guard prior to the arrival of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok on May 6, 2014 - by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

An announcement on military-run television said martial law had been invoked "to restore peace and order for people from all sides", stressing that the move "is not a coup".

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