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Military forces in Thailand have taken control of several government buildings, and they are claiming control of the nation. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief general, announced the successful coup on Thursday, May 22.
The nation has seen massive unrest among its population over the last two years. A few days before the announcement, armed forces declared martial law, but they were not taking control of government. Now, the military is describing their actions as a full-blown coup.
They have also suspended the constitution in that country, banned all political gatherings, and suspended television broadcasts.
This follows several days of negotiations, during which rival forces were unable to come to an agreement on how to run government.
Negotiators at the talks, including opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban, were seen being escorted away from the summit by armed guards.
In one of their first directives, the military ordered a 10 p.m. curfew for all residents to be o
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