Thailand's Army Declares Martial LawPlay
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.
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- Jonah Fisher, correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @JonahFisher.
This segment aired on May 20, 2014.