After the first day of the crackdown several other locations in Bangkok have been new hot spots for violence. Main focus point on this day was Rama 4 which was covered by huge smoke clouds all day.
Just a weeks ago there was a feeling of a relieve after Red Shirt leaders agreed with Prime Minister Abhisits negotiation plan. But more and more demands on both sides stopped this positive compromise. The army started to seal the Red Shirt rally sites on Thursday night. Barbed wire, armored vehicles and thousands of soldiers hiding in buildings and bushes confronting the remaining Red Shirts.
The afternoon was not very tense in Bangkok. During the political discussion panel at the FCCT I saw some tweets about three explosions at BTS Saladaeng. I left the conference and headed to Silom. It was a very intense night with several deads and injured! Pics and Videofootage…