After yesterdays excitement a lot of people have made contact to ask how Ubon is/was today. I am happy to report that things seem very quiet around town.
I had to go out for most of the afternoon and early evening for business which took me to a few different parts of town. The only thing that I noticed that was out of the ordinary was troops starting to gather at the intersection of Suriyat and Chayangkun Road after the sun went down this evening.
I had two different emails from people saying that the airport was closed. This is not true.
When I dropped into Peppers at lunch time I noticed some fresh graffiti on the wall where the protests were held yesterday. Graffiti is very rare around here so of course it caught me eye.
In Thai it says รัฐบาลฆ่าประชาชน รัฐบาลสั่งฆ่าประชาชน อภิทธิ์สั่งฆ่าประชาชน roughly translated into English it means The government killed people.
The Government ordered to kill people. Abhisit ordered to kill people. (Abhisit is the Thai Prime Minister.)
I wonder how long it will stay on the wall.
My blog yesterday has resulted in a few excellent comments from readers coming from very different sides of the argument in regards to the Red Shirts. I would love to know what you think, feel free to enter the debate here if you dare!