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Thailand Army Sees No Coup as Martial Law Imposed

Thailand’s caretaker premier called for the military to avoid violence as the army chief imposed martial law after more than six months of political turmoil that brought down an elected leader.

“There must be no violence, no bias, equality for all parties and it should comply with the rule of law,” Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan said in a statement of the army’s efforts to quell protests. “The army’s action must be under the constitution with the king as the head of state.”