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Thai army declares martial law 'to restore law and order'

Thailand's army have declared a state of emergency, "to restore law and order" after six months of anti-government protests.

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Army chief: Martial law remains 'until order is restored'

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha said today that martial law will remain in place until "peace and order has been restored" in the country.

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives to give a news conference at the Army Club in Bangkok today. Credit: Reuters

The Thai Army will deal with anyone who uses weapons and harms civilians, he told a news conference today, adding that opposing political groups should "talk to each other".

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