Thailand

Army takes control

Print edition : June 13, 2014

On the outskirts of Bangkok on May 20, at a checkpoint near which pro-government "Red Shirts" had been protesting for several days. Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP

Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha (second from right) with (from left) National Police chief Adul Saengsingkaew, navy chief Adm. Narong Pipatthanasant and air force chief Air Marshal Prachin Janthong at a meeting with high-ranking officials in Bangkok after martial law was declared on May 20. Photo: Apichart Weerawong/AP

Suthep Thaugsuban (extreme right) of the People's Democratic Reform Committee, an anti-government outfit, leading a march at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on May 19. Photo: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok on May 7 after the Constitutional Court removed her as Prime Minister. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP

The army seizes power following the imposition of martial law after the Constitutional Court in a “judicial coup” removes Yingluck Shinawatra as Prime Minister for “abuse of power” and triggers an ugly confrontation between pro- and anti-government groups.
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