Thailand’s army imposes martial law, says it’s not a coup


ELEANOR HALL: To Thailand, and according to its leaders, it’s not a coup. But in the early hours of this morning, the country’s military imposed martial law, saying it wanted to ensure peace and security after six months of anti-government protests. Thailand’s acting justice minister says the government is still running the country, but two weeks ago the government was thrown into even more turmoil by a court decision which effectively dismissed the prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine of her ministers. South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley joins us now in Bangkok. Sam, you’ve been out on the streets of the city today, following this military operation. What’s it like there?…

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