Breaking in Bangkok: military moves in to protest site, "much gunfire."


THAILAND: Jodi Ettenberg, a Canadian attorney (and longtime Boing Boing reader) who has been live-tweeting the crisis in Bangkok, just now DM'd me: "The military has moved in [to the protest site] and armored personnel carriers are firing rounds. I think this is the big crackdown."

Mark MacKinnon, another Canadian who also happens to be there, echoes the same: "Soldiers, armoured personnel carriers seen advancing towards main Red Shirt protest in Bangkok. Much gunfire."

Others live-tweeting what's unfolding now from the streets in Thailand, where it is 830am local time as I type: @Newley, @BangkokBill, and @vaitor, and Agnes Dherbeys (a freelance photojournalist from France who is on-site now).

Bangkok Pundit has a liveblog post here, and Reuters has a good liveblog going here.

[IMAGES: Live-tweeted photos from Florian Witulski aka @vaitor. Left, Saladaeng intersection with "soldiers in total control." Right, "several buildings in Dindaeng set on fire."]