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  5/20/2014, Iyar 20, 5774

Thai Army Imposes Martial Law

The Thai army said Monday night that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order.” The surprise announcement also granted the army wide-ranging powers to enforce its decision. It follows six months of violent unrest and anti-government demonstrations and comes one day after the country's caretaker prime minister refused to step down.