Since yesterday, the Thai army has taken aim at many more protestors and is continuing its violent effort to disperse the red shirts from central Bangkok. It is a tragic situation; made all the more confusing by the ongoing nature of the conflict and the prevailing ambiguities that this implies.

In their own way, our previous two open threads (here and here) have provided valuable updates on the rapidly changing situation in Bangkok. Please consider this third open thread another opportunity to share your current information and analysis with the New Mandala audience. We will endeavour to moderate comments as quickly as we can.

We all appreciate your efforts to keep up the flow of information and analysis at this very difficult time.