Thailand Says “World Opinion? Phuket”

This can’t be good

Large numbers of Thai troops and armoured vehicles have gathered near a fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in Bangkok in what may be the start of a crackdown to disperse them.

A leader of the Red Shirted protesters called on supporters to fight the army, saying he feared an imminent offensive on their protest site occupied by thousands in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial district for more than six weeks.

I fear a lot more blood may soon be spilled.


BANGKOK – Downtown Bangkok turned into a flaming battleground Wednesday as an army assault toppled the Red Shirt protest leadership, enraging followers who fired grenades and set numerous fires that cloaked the skyline in a black haze.

Using live ammunition, troops dispersed thousands of anti-government protesters who had been camped in the capital’s premier shopping and residential district for weeks. Four protesters and an Italian news photographer were killed in the ensuing gunbattles and about 60 wounded.

After Red Shirt leaders gave themselves up to police, rioters set fires at the Stock Exchange, several banks, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the high-end Central World shopping mall and a cinema complex that collapsed. Thick smoke drifted across the sky of this city of 10 million people.

3 Responses to “Thailand Says “World Opinion? Phuket””

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    They have Tea Partiers in Thailand?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Not as many as they had a few days ago.

  3. Greg Newsom says:

    I guess the protestors don’t have guns.
    After Tinnamen(sic)square happened,I saw an interview of one of the leaders who said if they’d had a thousand guns on the day of the final push,they could have overthrown the government.
    The people were on their side.
    That’s why they want to take away our guns………………………….

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