Joan Fisher reporting from the talks venue
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Thailand: Moment reporters realised coup imminent

22 May 2014 Last updated at 13:17 BST

Thailand's army chief has announced that the military is taking control of government.

The coup came after two days of inconclusive talks between the main political factions aimed at resolving the country's crisis.

Journalists who had been reporting on the talks were forced to leave the venue prompting a sense that a coup was imminent.

Jonah Fisher reports from Bangkok.