A kind of truce between the government and protesters is going on now and when I heard Central Chidlom was open, I immediately headed there, thinking the worst was over (little did I know things were coming to a head in days).
These are photos taken at the start of the main artery of the protest site. The barricades are really imposing, and very high, reaching over the BTS track line. Why in the world were they allowed to build up this much reinforcement, I have no idea. Simply flabbergasting.