The Royal Thai 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.
Army commander Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha announces martial law on Tuesday morning: "There are some groups with bad intentions."
The military statement was signed by army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-Ocha. It cited a 1914 law that gives it authority to intervene during times of crisis, and said it had taken the action because on-going mass rallies between political rivals "could impact the country's security and safety of the lives and properties of the public."
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