|From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1||Time : 2014-05-20 13:13:39|
Westerners in Thailand are being warned to exercise a “high degree of caution” following the surprise declaration of martial law today.
The military is trying to convince the pro-government Red Shirts to end their gathering.
An aid to the PM described the situation as “half a coup d’etat”, despite the military saying it's about maintaining peace and order. Soldiers entered several private television stations that are sympathetic to protesters. Anti-government TV channel Blue Sky has now gone off air.
Thailand’s army made the move before dawn today to restore order across the crisis-gripped kingdom, following six months of anti-government protests that've left 28 people dead and hundreds wounded. It comes a day after caretaker Niwattumrong refused to step down.
To our Thai brothers and sisters, our thoughts are with you. Let's hope peace and stability is restored to this beautiful country soon.
|From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1||Time : 2014-05-22 22:11:30 #1|