Guest Post by Voralak Suwanvanichkij
Earlier this week, anti-government protesters stormed Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang, the domestic airport, forcing both facilities to shut down. All flights have been cancelled.
The past few days have been rife with rumors of army movements into the city, riot police ready to disperse crowds, and the dreaded c-word: coup. Tanks have been seen in key protest areas but so far, no violence has broken out.
Embattled Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat has declared a state of emergency. On Friday, police ordered protesters out of both airports “otherwise law enforcement officers will carry out appropriate and necessary measures to solve the situation,” heightening fears of bloody confrontation.