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Unrest in Thailand

(China Daily) Updated: 2014-05-23 07:10

November 2012

Police fire tear gas at demonstrators as clashes erupt at the first major street protests against Yingluck's government.


Opposition protesters occupy the finance and foreign ministries, demanding Yingluck's resignation.


Police use a water cannon and tear gas on protesters who stormed the government and police headquarters. Opposition lawmakers resign en masse from parliament.

Feb 2

Opposition demonstrators prevent 10,000 polling stations from opening for the election, affecting several million people.

March 21

Constitutional Court annuls February elections.

April 30

Government announces new elections for July 20.

May 7

Constitutional Court removes Yingluck and several Cabinet ministers from office.

May 15

The Election Commission says a general election scheduled for July 20 is "no longer possible" as polls cannot be held without the support of the protesters.

May 20

Army declares martial law, stressing the move "is not a coup".

May 22

The army seizes power in a military coup, deposing the elected government and plunging the country once more into uncertainty. A nationwide nighttime curfew is declared.


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