Martial law 'not a coup - to restore peace and order'

The Thai army's declaration of martial law is designed to "restore peace and order and does not constitute a coup", AFP report, quoting a television announcement.

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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.