Sea of Red arriving in Ubon Ratchathani to protest (Wednesday 10.30am)

It would appear that the final crackdown may have started in Bangkok early this morning. Here in Ubon things are heating up as well. As I type car and truck loads of red shirts are pouring into the city. I have also heard that there are many troops currently based all around the city as well.

I took these photos just minutes ago.

I am at work until 12 noon. As soon as I can get away I will head out with the camera to try and see what they are up to and will update as soon as I can.

12 responses to “Sea of Red arriving in Ubon Ratchathani to protest (Wednesday 10.30am)

  1. Yeah, looks exactly like a “Sea of Red”

  2. I look forward to reading your updates. I came across your blog while following Richard Barrows on Twitter. I am (was) heading for Thailand for a one year stay at the end of this year and have been following the protests religiously since they began. One of my biggest fears has been that the violence would spread to other parts of Thailand. Not good no matter how you look at it all. Let’s hope it settles down soon, althought, I think it will get worse, before it gets better. Thailand is a great place, it’s sad to see it in this state.

  3. Hi, I’m based in Bangkok but my wife lives in Ubon just out on the Yasothon Road and I visit every month and have done so for last 3 years, so know the city well. I’ve never really sought out other ‘falangs’ there nor often seen many to be fair. Grateful for any informed updates on events there. I left on Sunday morning and just missed the start of things there. Live on Thong Lo in BKK so quite far from the current problems here. Best wishes John (0860844330)

    • Hi John,
      Thanks for leaving a comment. Don’t be shy next time you are in Ubon, pop down to the shop for a coffee or something and say hello!

  4. Please do keep updating. Living in Bangkok is like there is nothing outside of this city.

  5. one truck with some rowdies does not a ‘sea of red’ make.

  6. Lets hope that the most recent actions of the UDD, surrendering, brings calm to everyone.

  7. My son called from Kohn Kaen an hour ago. He was 3-4 k from University/tv station [ch4?] and reported a huge plume of black smoke from that area.

  8. Andrew they were nasty comment to Ken. I have never seen you be so stern 🙂

  9. I wonder if Ken would like to retract his comments considering what happened over the following 6 hours since I posted this entry!

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