Ubon is now under curfew (8am – 6pm) as is 21 other provinces. I sent my staff home at 5pm and closed the shop just before the curfew began. The ride home was quiet. All shopping centres and western style businesses closed up at around 4pm. I did not see any red shirts on my short ride home.
Earlier today I mentioned that stories were circulating about deaths occurring at the protest that I covered at 1pm today. At that stage it was just a rumour. I guess technically it is still a rumour but since then I have had confirmation from people who were at the protest as well as a nursing contact who said that people were admitted with gun shot wounds to Sappasit hospital. Once again I do need to stress this is still unconfirmed but I am tending to now believe that between 3 and 5 people were killed when protesters broke through the barricades outside the Provincial Office which later was burnt to the ground.
*EDIT* just received this comment from a reader. “Two dead are confirmed in the Bangkok Post. “Two demonstrators were shot dead and five people were wounded. ”
*EDIT* Due to more information coming in I am now going to say that I believe five people were killed when the red shirts stormed the government offices.