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As posted in the other thread, this is not a friendly scene, one of our reporters is on the scene and has been punched by a red shirt. He has been told to get out of there now.

There are hundreds there, the Bridge has been closed, and shots have been reported (not just firecrackers).

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Chiang Mai: shooting at Narawat Bridge just near the Night Bazaar in the last 15 mins - red shirts trying to block the bridge and burning tyres etc. STAY RIGHT AWAY.

Source: ThaiVisa News

yes, saw it myself. no shooting i don't think - just firecrackers. but a big pile of burning tyres in front of the governor's mansion. i commented in another thread.

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They've finished the barricade on the bridge and they are chasing away the police and they stopped the fire trucks.

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I can confirm this. This was announced in our school just as it was letting out today. We are not to use/pass the Nawarat bridge on our way home. Burning tires and people shouting as another poster mentioned. It is a great hassle to me as I live along the CM-Lamphun road and is a long way home via the highways.

I don't understand what they hope to accomplish by this. Perhaps just some agitators, but who knows what they're capable of? Let's hope this doesn't escalate to the level of the Bangkok crisis.

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Chiang Mai: shooting at Narawat Bridge just near the Night Bazaar in the last 15 mins - red shirts trying to block the bridge and burning tyres etc. STAY RIGHT AWAY.

Source: ThaiVisa News

yes, saw it myself. no shooting i don't think - just firecrackers. but a big pile of burning tyres in front of the governor's mansion. i commented in another thread.

sorry, i could be wrong. other threads say that has been some shooting. of what i can't imagine. into the air?

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just about to set off to open the bar , down end of loi kroh , not sure if i should stay at home ? :)

I really saw little out of the ordinary in town, until I went looking for it ( I don't plan on making a habit of that). The groups I did see were relatively small and were not creating problems. This can change quickly. One has to use their own judgment I guess.

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Two other topics merged into this one, so you will need to read back to get all posts-- if they seem a bit odd its because I had to merge two threads into one. Please try to keep these kinds of things in one thread, thanks.

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decided to venture back out to the 711 by nawarat and everything seemed oddly quieter than fifteen minutes before. but that was because they closed off the river road (that runs behind good view and riverside, etc).

i drove up to the intersection and there were hardly any people around anymore but the lamp post was on fire and there were some small barricades set on fire. the police booth had had its windows smashed in. a few young lads were scuttling around with smashing utensils in their hands. there didn't seem to be much of a plan. i wonder where all the crowds went.

when i got to 7-11 the door had been newspapered up and a sign up that said "closed!!!" but i opened the door and they served me anyway. i guess my green shirt helped.

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Police were diverting traffic from Nawarat bridge at 1500. Went around to Rim Ping condo to get to CMIS. Went home (hang dong rd) via moat , downtown no problem. The fireworks were going off in bridge area. Police doing what they do best, nothing, directing traffic away from police barricade.

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a few military helicopters just went overhead. sounds of a woman talking over a loudspeaker echoing from far away.

hopefully they won't burn down chiang mai the way they're now burning down bangkok. several shopping malls there are on fire.

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Police are not allowing people to turn down Chang Moi road at Mike's Hamburger intersection. Also Taipai road had a few dozen police marching up from the river towards the gate with riot shields about 15 minutes shouting in Thai "Go away! Danger!"

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just about to set off to open the bar , down end of loi kroh , not sure if i should stay at home ? :)

My advice Nicky, make sure the shutters are down and stay home. Good Luck.

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TPBS TV is saying that Airport Central Mall Chiang Mai is closed. True or False?

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I'm staying away from any potential hotspots today. I don't have tv here, so am listening online to some local radio news. I'm waiting for a CM update, but it seems quite a bit of stone throwing and glass breaking over in Udorn since just after noon. Here's the CM radio link for any people wanting Thai news in Thai, it's 93.25 FM

http://radiotime.com/station/s_1699/Radio_...ngmai_9325.aspx

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