All local and first hand reports from Thailand would be welcomed. The people’s experience and local solutions and response to this emergency hopefully will be shared via social media (tweets, email, etc.). ~Ron
Thai Army Takes Power In Military Coup
Posted UK, Friday 23 May 2014 http://news.sky.com/story/1266765/thai-army-takes-power-in-military-coup
British citizens are warned to exercise “extreme caution” in Thailand as the army seizes power and imposes a nationwide curfew.
Thailand has woken up to its first day under military leadership since the country’s army chief took control of the government following months of deadly clashes.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday said the move was to allow the country to “return to normal quickly”.
The constitution is being suspended, and all cabinet ministers must report to the military, he said.
A nationwide curfew started at 10pm local time on Thursday (2pm UK time), to last for seven hours.
The normally busy entertainment district of Patpong was deserted after the curfew began.
Meetings of more than five people were also banned.
All TV and radio stations have been ordered to stop normal programmes and only broadcast army material.
After the curfew had begun, the army announced that social media would be blocked if it contained any content “provoking violence or opposing their military coup”.
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