Thailand 13 April 2009 Afternoon Roundup (in Photos/Videos)

Afternoon – Attack at Victory Monument
Type: Photo & Video
Source: Various

The military seize the area around Victory Monument in central Bangkok by firing paper bullet.

Captured TV clip: Military pressure Red Shirts at Victory Monument
Source: Flickr by Sixtoedcat

Red Shirt at Victory Monument
Source: Manager

Firing Tires at Victory Monument around 14.30
Source: Flickr by sioenroux

Red Shirts at their main base near the government house
Source: Flickr by sioenroux

Note: There are more photos from sioenroux on Flickr

14.00 – Burning Bus near Panfa Intersection
Type: Photo
Source: Various

Source: Manager

Burning Bus near Democracy Monument
Source: Flickr by sioenroux

15.11 – Bus Burning at Sri Ayutthaya Intersection
Type: Photo
Source: Twitpic

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The screencapture from Thai PBS TV broadcast. A red bus was burning by the Red Shirts at Sri Ayutthaya Intersection in central Bangkok area. Picture from Smartbrain’s Twitpic.

16.00 – Yet Another Bus Burning at Urupong
Type: Photo
Source: Manager

Manager Online reports another clash near Urupong in Bangkok. One more bus was burned. At 16.45 One branch office of Bangkok Bank and 7-11 convenient store were raid. 17.15, the Red Shirts retreated from this area.

The Red Shirts tried to burn Bangkok Bank branch at Urupong but failed. Reported by Thairath.

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This is photo for one of three bus-burning incidents.
Souce: Getty Images by Athit Perawongmetha

19.11 – Thaksin on CNN
Type: Video
Source: CNN

Ex-PM Thaksin appeared on CNN, accusing the government’s violence on the Red Shirts and Thai press for “not telling the truth”.

Embedded video from CNN Video

19.40 – Deputy PM Suthep on TV
Type: News
Source: TV

Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban appeared on TV expresses his concern that the situation might be worse tonight but ensures the officials are still OK.

19.50 – PM Abhisit on CNN
Type: Video
Source: CNN

Embedded video from CNN Video

20.20 – Clash at Nanglerng, One Death
Type: News
Source: Manager

Manager Online reports the clash between the Red Shirts and the residents near Nanglerng/Yommarat area. Red Shirts brought fuel praparing for burning Nanglerng area. One Red Shirt shot one resident near Kasikorn Bank branch at Nanglerng.

21.25 Another residents gave ASTV/Manager more information that 20-30 Red Shirts came to Nanglerng via motorbike and shot the standing residents. Around 10 people injured.

22.04 – Confirm: One Death from Attack
Type: News
Source: Thai TV

The Thai TV channel (former NBT) have a telephone interview of the doctor in hospital. There is one confirmed death from the clash between Red Shirts and the residents at Nanglerng Market and one injured from gunshot.

23.00 – PM Abhisit and the Cabinet on TV Says the Situation Undercontrol
Type: News
Source: TV

PM Abhisit, and some key members of the cabinet, appeared on TV and saying now most areas in Bangkok are undercontrol. The only Red Shirt area is their main base near the government house. He acknowledges the death at Nanglerng and thanks all government officials who are on duty and promise the peace to citizen.

Roundup – Video for 13 April Incident
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

MCOT has a video roundup for all events happen today.

Roundup – Photo for 13 April Incident
Type: Photo
Source: Manager

Manager has a photo roundup for all events happen today.

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Thailand 13 April 2009 Morning Roundup (in Photos/Videos)

13 April 2009

04.56 – Army attacks the Red Shirt at Din Dang area
Type: Video
Source: YouTube

At 04.56, the Army started to dissolve the Red Shirts mob at Din Dang area in central Bangkok. The Army can control the situation around 6.00 in the morning. There are many injuries but the casualties are not confirmed. The Red Shirts claims 50 casualties but  the government denied no casualties at all.

These photos are from Pantip.com forum by the Red side, believed to be the incident after the clash at Din Dang.

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Note: Director of Rajaviti hospital confirmed the above person in ICU, he is still alive and not dead as indicated by the red-shirt.

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06.45 – 68 People Injured at Din Dang
Type: News
Source: Prachatai

Rama Hospital confirmed 24 injured people at the hospital. The Erawan emergency radio network said 68 injured in total and were distributed among hospitals in Bangkok.

Morning – Photos from Din Dang
Type: Photos
Source: Getty Images & AFP

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The Red Shirts after military attack
Source: AFP/GettyImages by NICOLAS ASFOURI

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Burning Bus and the Red Shirt
Source: AFP/GettyImages by NICOLAS ASFOURI

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Red Shirts with Knives
Source: Getty Images by Athit Perawongmetha

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Red Shirt with Knife
Source: Getty Images by Athit Perawongmetha

07.15 – Emergency Task Force Forming
Type: News
Source: Matichon, Prachatai

PM Abhisit signed the command of forming the Emergency Task Force. The Supreme Commander was appointed to be the director of this Task Force.

8.30 – Gas Truck near Din Dang
Type: News
Source: Manager

The Red Shirts seized a gas truck and brought it near Din Dang area and Democrat Party HQ.

At 14.36, the Gas Truck is still there and the Red Shirts refuse to move it away. Din Dang resident splash water to cool it down.
Source: Komchadluek

Anyway, later (no exact time given in the source), the police announced the Gas Truck was removed.
Source: Komchadluek

Unknown Time – Red Shirt burning things on street
Type: Photo
Source: Matichon (no link, sorry)

10.20 – Red Shirts Close Traffic at Yommarat Area
Type: News
Source: Thairath

Thairath reports the traffic closing around Yommarat area in Bangkok, including the exit from Express Way at Yommarat.

11.00 – Department Stores and Petrol Station Closed
Type: News
Source: Thairath

Major department stores in central Bangkok area are closed today, including: Central Chidlom, Central Ladprao, Central Pinkloa, Zen, Siam Paragon, Major Ratchayothin. Few petrol stations are closed too.

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Thailand 12 April 2009 Roundup (in Photos/Videos)

12 April 2009

10.oo – Arisman Arrested
Type: News
Source: Prachatai

Arisman Pongruengrong, one of Red Shirts leaders who siezed ASEAN Summit at Pattaya was arrested at his resident in Thonburi for the uprising charge. Police brought him to the military base in Prachuapkhirikhan province. He called the Red Shirts around 13.20 that he did not know the destination the police would bring him to.

13.00 – Red Shirts at Criminal Court
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

Video from MCOT 13.00 news. The Red Shirts called the meeting in front of the Criminal Court at Ratchadapisek Road. There was a news that police would bring Arisman Pongruengrong, one of Red Shirts leaders who siezed ASEAN Summit at Pattaya, to Criminal Court today. The Red Shirts came to pressure the court. The police did not come here anyway.

14.00 – Red Shirts’ Lawyers Requested for Arisman’s Location
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

Video from MCOT 14.00 news. Since the police did not disclose the location of arrested Arisman, one of the Red Shirts leader. His lawyers requested via media for Arisman’s location.

14.45 – State of Emergency in Bangkok
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

PM Abhisit announced the State of Emergency in Bangkok and nearby provinces on all television channels.

Afternoon – Red Shirts vs Army Tank
Type: Video
Source: YouTube

A YouTube video shows Red Shirts came to an Army Tank and sweared the Tank driver. That soldier said he was ordered by duty and have no intention to harm people. Anyway, he tried to fled away but crash his Tank with some Red Shirts’ motorcycles and Taxis. This video was shot by the Red Shirts, no time given. It seems to be on the afternoon of 12 April 2009.

16.00 – Red Shirts seized Tank
Type: Video
Source: YouTube

This is another incident of Red Shirts and Tank. This is the newsclip of Red Shirts successfully seized one Military Tank at the street near Siam Paragon department store.

update: Another clips from YouTube by Bamafarang

16.40 – PM Abhisit safely escaped from Ministry of Interior
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

After Abhisit’s announcement for the State of Emergency, the Red Shirts went to Ministry of Interior, where Abhisit was staying at that moment. Red Shirts siezed Abhisit’s car and tried to break it but failed. Abhisit and his car escape from that location safely but some following government cars were broken.

update: video from YouTube, the scene that Abhisit car was under attacked.

Around 17.00 – Government’s people hurt
Type: Photo
Source: Twitpic by smartbrain (Original photograph from Manager.co.th)

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This photo comes shortly afterward from above incident. One of Abhisit’s followers, the driver of PM secretary, was injured by the Red Shirts.

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This might be the picture of smashing Mercedes, one of government official’s cars. Also from Smartbrain’s Twitpic. It’s the screen capture from ASTV cable TV. Note: ASTV is opposing TV channel for the Red Shirts movement.

17.00 – Red Shirts drove the Tank around
Type: Video
Source: MCOT

This is followup from above Tank seizing news. The Red Shirts drove the seem-to-be-same siezed Tank around and celebrated.

17.30 – Abhisit on TV for the 2nd time
Type: News
Source: Prachatai

After escaping from the Red Shirts at Ministry of Interior, PM Abhisit announced on TV for second time of the day. He confirmed the Red Shirts’ attempt to injure him and asked everyone to stop.

22.00 – Red Shirts Around the Country
Type: News
Source: Prachatai

Prachatai Online Newspaper has a roundup of Red Shirts Movement outside Bangkok. Most of them were the movement of Red Shirts to townhall in several provinces (most are in North and Northeastern part of Thailand, Red Shirt’s stronghold) to pressure the government on Arisman’s case.

Some reported numbers:

  • Nongbualamphu: 300
  • Chiang Mai: 3,100
  • Chaiyaphum: 500
  • Udonthani: 1,000
  • Chanthaburi: 400
  • Ayutthaya: 50
  • Nakorn Ratchasima: 300
  • Chiang Rai: 200
  • Pathumthani: 500
  • Nongkhai: 300

23.50 – Abhisit on TV for the 3rd time of the Day
Type: News
Source: Prachatai

PM Abhisit appeared on TV for the 3rd time of 12 April 2009. He confirmed the Red Shirts turmoil is illegal and promised to bring the peace back within 3-4 days.

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