After the Bloodshed: Photos from Bangkok, Two Days Later


Photos of Red Shirt casualties, near where they fell

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I was making my way to Khao San Road to see what the scene was like, two days after 20 people died in the raging battles nearby.
I passed through the Red Shirt main staging area and stumbled into the wreckage of captured Army vehicles near the Democracy Monument. Supporters swarmed over the wrecks — posing for photos, kicking at the treads, and sharing stories.

Expecting to get soaked at the water fight (I did), I’d left my SLR behind and had to rely on my backup point-and-shoot. Apparently, the lens is broken on it — only about 1/3 of the shots were in focus.

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Bill Gillespie April 15, 2010 at 7:07 am

Wow, that is amazing.


Mike at Irie Bean April 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

Only in Southeast Asia or such. Few Americans who have not lived there appreciate the strange juxtapositions one sees everyday, perhaps not this extreme, but there all the same. No wonder Asia is known as the “inscrutable immutable.”


wes April 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

This man speaks the truth.


wayne June 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

i met a girl called kiki at a bar on the corner of soi 2 and sukhumkavit road she was amazing personality and she said she worked in her family restaurant near where the red shirt protest was.She gave me her cell no and said throw me a text i must have written it down wrong.Anyone know how to get hold of kiki please e mail me.Wayne (firefighter New Zealand)