Thailand’s military takes over power – curfew all over the country

Prayuth Chan-ochaThailand’s army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on May 22 announced a military coup two days after putting the country under martial law. Gen Prayuth said the armed forces decided to take control of the country “to ensure peace and order”.

The decision came after the army took all key players at Thursday’s seven-party meeting from the Army Club to the nearby 1st Division, King’s Guard. All except the representatives of the Senate and Election Commission were taken by vans guarded by humvees to the barracks.

The army, Supreme Command, air force, navy and national police decided to take control of the country to prevent violence, Gen Prayuth said in his first announcement. The country now is under a national peace-keeping council, he added.

The military’s national peacekeeping committee has further declared a curfew across the country, hours after the coup was announced. The curfew will be enforced between 10pm and 5am until further notice.



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Thailand's army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on May 22 announced a military coup two days after putting the country under martial law. Gen Prayuth said the armed forces decided to take control of the country "to ensure peace and order". The decision came after the army took all key players at Thursday's seven-party meeting from the Army Club to the nearby 1st Division, King's Guard. All except the representatives of the Senate and Election Commission were taken by vans guarded by humvees to the barracks. The army, Supreme Command, air force, navy and national police decided to take control of...

Prayuth Chan-ochaThailand’s army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on May 22 announced a military coup two days after putting the country under martial law. Gen Prayuth said the armed forces decided to take control of the country “to ensure peace and order”.

The decision came after the army took all key players at Thursday’s seven-party meeting from the Army Club to the nearby 1st Division, King’s Guard. All except the representatives of the Senate and Election Commission were taken by vans guarded by humvees to the barracks.

The army, Supreme Command, air force, navy and national police decided to take control of the country to prevent violence, Gen Prayuth said in his first announcement. The country now is under a national peace-keeping council, he added.

The military’s national peacekeeping committee has further declared a curfew across the country, hours after the coup was announced. The curfew will be enforced between 10pm and 5am until further notice.



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