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Thailand 2014 Coup: Expect for the Worst
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After imposing martial law
on Tuesday, the Thai military staged a coup
on Thursday after 'talks broke down
' between pro- and anti-government groups. The constitution has been 'suspended
'. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted
and ordered to turn herself in
, along with 22 associates. The Senate and courts have not been disbanded. Television stations are broadcasting army content
and 'traditional music used for junta takeovers'. A curfew
has been imposed and gatherings of more than 5 people are banned. Army general General Prayuth Chan-ocha is reportedly
This was (arguably
) the 12th coup since 1932, when absolutely monarchy was ended.
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed disappointment and concern
and is threatening
'negative implications'. Other countries have also condemned
At this time Bangkok is reported to be calm, although there was what 'may have been the worst traffic and commuter jams in Bangkok history' trying to beat the 10pm curfew. The protesters have been cleared but no violence has been reported. .