Thai army declares martial law amid anti-govt protests

THAILAND'S army has declared martial law in an announcement on military TV.

The announcement said martial law had been invoked "to restore peace and order for people from all sides", stressing that the move "was not a coup".

"The public do not need to panic but can still live their lives as normal," it added.

Months of anti-government protests in Thailand have left 28 people dead and hundreds wounded, and the country's political crisis intensified earlier this month when prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was thrown out of office.

The ABC's South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley says the Thai military is moving to take control of key areas of the capital Bangkok.

Read more at ABC News Online



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