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Red Shirts Ready To Rumble

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With the political situation and protesting in Bangkok reaching boiling point I find some of the advice being offered by well known bloggers, message boards and online communities to concerned tourists here in the city and others due to arrive in Thailand in the coming days and weeks as reckless.

Yeah, everything will be absolutely fine, you won’t have any problems what-so-ever, you won’t see a thing, blah, blah, blah.

This always comes from those with inflated egos and ideas above their station. No one has a clue what tomorrow will bring no matter how many years they have lived here.

red shirts Rajamangala stadium Ramkhamhaeng district Bangkok

How many of these know-it-alls mentioned in their safe to travel and visit “reports” that Rajamangala stadium in the Ramkhamhaeng district of Bangkok is full and the streets outside are swamped with thousands of protestors bused in from Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and Korat to boost numbers for their planned confrontation with the whistle-blowers tomorrow? None that I seen.

Or how about the attacks by anti-government supporters on taxis and buses with red shirts heading to the stadium? None that I seen.

Did they mention the gunshots fired tonight near Ramkhamhaeng University with a Cambodian worker and two students needing hospital treatment for gunshot wounds or the 21 year old who was shot dead? None that I seen.

ant goverment protestors attck red shirts in taxi

As I suggested earlier today, make your own educated decisions regarding your travel plans. Don’t believe everything you read online just because it’s been published on a website you’ve read in the past and has a familiar name or writer.

None of us know what is going to happen but things DO NOT look as though they are likely to end peacefully with the red shirts gathered in huge numbers and plans to take to the streets to confront the opposition on Sunday.

And following the shootings tonight the air will be full of revenge.

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