The government’s patience finally ran out and they sent the tanks in to storm the barricades in the red-shirt’s central Bangkok encampment.
The protest leaders formally surrendered and told their followers to leave. However it seems some factions of the red-shirts have splintered off and so we’re seeing some looting and the massive Central World Plaza shopping centre has been set alight, as has the Channel 3 TV studio.
Some red-shirts were holed-up in a Skytrain station and fending off army offensives.
Although the official protest seems to have been dispersed, expect more trouble in the days ahead.
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