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Avoid violence, Thai military is urged

Army chief says martial-law declaration an emergency measure, not a coup

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:31 a.m.

Motorcyclists pass Thai soldiers stationed outside the Thai police headquarters on Tuesday in Bangkok.

Thailand's caretaker premier called Tuesday for the military to avoid violence as the army chief imposed martial law after more than six months of political turmoil.

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