15 May 2010

Bangkok Dangerous

There is the big story… barricades, protesters, soldiers, burning tires, empty streets, shooting…
Theses 4 pictures are a snip at today mayhem in BANGKOK.
On Rama 4, next to the Thai Boxing Stadium where a number of protesters, some Red Shirts and supporters from the Klong Toey area nagging at soldiers for a good part of the day. Around 5:30, we have yet another burning tire and a few volleys from sling-shots… a soldier firing rubber bullets, a another fire 3 shots from his M16… one man in his 50's about 80 metres away fall,  mortally wounded, under the eyes of other reporters standing at the scene. I was behind the soldiers. I post the 4 pictures telling the story from my POV: shooting, the man carried away in background (recrop), the soldiers being call back by their commander, and finally the probable author of the fatals shot being lectures by his superiors…

2 comments:

Corinne said...
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Anonymous said...

Ah ok, I thought I heard 3 shots fired. I was at the other side, on the protestors side. Was this guy wearing a helmet, a bloody helmet arrived on our soi later. Maybe it was from earlier casualty. I was on soi Saphan Khu.