I cannot believe this is where I lived, up until Sunday.

Early this morning, soldiers and armoured personnel carriers advanced on Silom and at Sala Daeng. Military crackdown is currently ongoing.

Update, 4pm: Most of the red shirt leaders have surrendered to police. In response, the arson and looting has begun, and swaths of Bangkok are on fire. This includes the Siam Square cinema, the Stock Exchange, Channel 3 news, the Klong Toei electricity building and many others.  Twitpic of central Bangkok burning here.

Curfew just announced (4:10pm), citywide, from 8pm today through 6am tomorrow.

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