Thailand's Army Declares Martial Law
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Political tensions have escalated in Thailand, as the army declared martial law nationwide early Tuesday morning.
The army chief said this is not a coup. The acting prime minister has been in power for two weeks and the imposition of martial law was reportedly declared without his knowledge.
This comes after months of anti-government demonstrations, some of them violent. The BBC’s Jonah Fisher discusses what’s behind the political unrest with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.
- Jonah Fisher, correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @JonahFisher.