Thailand: Protests

April 17, 2010

Quick update on my short layover in Bangkok in route to Bhutan:  Contrary to my hotel's email claim, the main red shirt camp is less than one kilometer from the hotel. Last night, between here and the camp, four grenades were launched, three people were killed, dozens injured. Lots of soldiers everywhere, but the red shirts are behind the barricades shown below. Thais tell me they expect a big push to evict the red shirts soon.

Departing for tranquil Bhutan, I hope, in 15 hours.
Regards, Bill