Friday, May 14, 2010
Red Shirts next to our apartment
This was the scene on Sathorn Road today, normally chock-a-block with cars, now practically a ghost town. The army has encircled the protest site, and where we live is about 1km from the edge of the protest site. It's eerie seeing the roads so quiet, this is not Bangkok!
All day, I've been hearing intermittent gunshots and explosions from the protest site. Towards evening, some motorcyclists came in from a side street and gathered nearby, taunting some army personnel guarding the main road (who were preventing more red shirts from joining the protesters who have been surrounded).
The action is definitely happening too near for comfort.