Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Office gutted by fire

Latest photos from Ubon taken an hour ago at 5pm. They explain it all really.

This fire truck was set upon by protesters and torched just 100m from the fire.

10 responses to “Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Office gutted by fire

  1. This is just horrendous…what do these people think they are going to achieve by burning buildings and fire engines and now half of BKK is on fire..just shocking altogether and a step away from Civil War…God help Thailand

  2. I am really depressed by your photos.

    At the moment I am in Korat where I am the external examiner for a PhD defense tomorrow. The study is on the protein requirements of Thai swamp buffalo. I think buffaloes have more wisdom than the people that set fire to so many buildings in Bangkok and up-country.

    This morning two of my researchers were in Mukdahan and red shirt pickups were going around saying over loud speakers that the tanks have crushed the protesters in Bangkok and over 500 people were killed.This inflamed the passions of the local red shirts. Local red shirt radio stations throughout the country then told their supporters to set fire to as many government buildings and large western style stores as possible.

    The rest you see for yourselves on TV or the internet.

  3. This is mob rule at its worst. Ignorant people whipped up into fury by more ignorant people

  4. You are already now in full scale civil war!!!

  5. Very sad day indeed, for the deaths and injuries, and destruction of property in a country that can ill-afford the cost in both money and worldwide image.

    I wonder about the coming months now and the possibility of flare-ups, big and small, especially since I was considering becoming a semi-permanent resident in the northeast. Will have to weigh alternatives.

    Thanks MeMock for the photos, discouraging though they may be.

  6. The governments behavior is violence, and it calls its violence “law”; that of the individual, “crime.”

    Protests do not work, only guerrilla tactics will produce the required effect on a military elitist government.

    Begging to be “equal” under government is like speaking in the wind.

    I have every respect for those who would sacrifice the ultimate for the freedom of equality.

  7. “This morning two of my researchers were in Mukdahan and red shirt pickups were going around saying over loud speakers that the tanks have crushed the protesters in Bangkok and over 500 people were killed.”

    A movement fueled by lies throughout.

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