Bangkok began looking increasingly like the site of a civil war May 14-17, 2010. In four consecutive days of violent clashes between the Thai military and red shirt protesters, at least 25 people have been killed and over 200 wounded. The eruption of violence came nine weeks after an estimated 10,000 red shirt protesters moved into the city's commercial center.
The Thai government, in an attempt to seal the red shirts off their protest site, declared that part of the city “live firing zone”. The Thai protesters appealed for UN-mediated talks with the government. Here is a photo gallery of the grim events: