Lumpini Park Amid Strife From Protests
As of April 19, 2010 Hundreds of troops have been deployed on Monday morning on the streets of Silom region, one of Bangkok’s business heartland, local media said.
The Nation newspaper reported that five companies have been deployed in front of the Bangkok Bank head office, where the red- shirt protesters had threatened on Saturday to make a new rally site.
Some of the troops are stationed nearby Lumpini Park and some on the Saladaeng station of the BTS train, the newspaper said.
The red-shirt protesters staying in the Lumpini Park are said to have carried cook gas cylinders with them.
The anti-government red-shirt protesters who have been holding mass rally since March 14 gave up their rally site at the Phan Fah Bridge in a bid to reinforce the Rajprasong intersection base in Bangkok’s commercial hub. Source: http://www.thai-faq.com/thai-news/pink-shirt-protesters-converge-on-lumpini-park/
And now some video of coverage of the brave journalist who is there: