expat warning

Embassies close in Bangkok as violence between troops and anti-govt protestors escalates

by Ray Clancy on May 14, 2010

Embassies in Bangkok are closing and expats and tourists are being advised to avoid the city’s central area amid concerns at escalating violence between troops and red shirt anti-government protestors.

The British, US and Dutch embassies closed today (Friday May 14) as the Thai government extended the state of emergency in the capital to a further 15 provinces. Anti-government, red-shirted protesters have been occupying parts of Bangkok since March and are now surrounded by about 10,000 troops. [click to continue…]