19 May 2010

Thoughts on Thai Violence, #2

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(Start reading first from “Thoughts on Thai Violence, #1” below this.)
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19 May 2010: Tuk is now home, her office sending everyone home early. The staff of English language news sources The Bangkok Post and The Nation have also sent staff home. The city is shutting down for the day.
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Confirmed: the Reds torched one of the three old theaters in Siam Square, the Siam Theater, and it has collapsed. I am pissed off.
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A few Red snipers had been targeting rescue workers a few days ago. Now all reporters are advised to take off their green reporter armbands, which once made them safe but now a possible target. A few firefighters have been shot this afternoon while trying to extinguish fires.
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The fire lit by retreating Reds at Ratchaprasong’s elegant Central World shopping complex has been extinguished. Reds had broke through glass and threw fire bombs inside, causing flames on first floor.
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