The Thai Army took control of the government in Thailand ousting Prime Minister Shinawatra, who happened to be in NY at the UN to make a speach. (that'll teach him to leave the country). The government removed foreign media from the airwaves (BBC, CNN, etc) and promptly went to the king for his "approval", which provides legitimacy for the coup.
I just finished chatting with a friend in Thailand over Skype and he said that CNN was STILL off the air, so that Thaksin can't address the Thai people. He said that all the schools and banks have been closed for the day, but the shopping malls will remain open as usual. Gotta love that Thai sense of entrepreneurship.