After various smaller protests around Ubon Ratchathani this morning over 1,000 protesters blocked off the main road between Tung Sri Muang Park and the main government compound at around 1pm today.
Police and army were on hand to repel their demands to enter the compound.
Tyres were burnt and a main speaker was rallying the troops.
Flags were then removed from part of the fence.
That fence was then pushed over over by the red shirts and hundreds then tried to enter the compound.
The army while very reluctant at first tried hard to push them back but they were fighting a losing battle.
The army retreated back to the main building and about half of the red shirt crowd stormed the site. Suddenly two loud explosions were heard and the crowd very quickly did an about face and came running back to the main protest site. I saw one man who was injured and rushed away in a waiting vehicle. I have since heard that three people were killed. Now I must stress that at this stage this is just a rumour and I will try my hardest to find out if it is true or not.