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Red shirt protest update: Army soldiers positioned in Silom

Just briefly: The story of the day, from AP: “Armed Thai troops patrol Bangkok business district.” The soldiers took up positions there early this morning after Red Shirt protesters said they’d take their demonstrations to Silom. But that didn’t happen.

Also, an interview with Thai PM Abhisit was broadcast on TV this evening. The Bangkok Post has a brief item, and The Nation‘s Tulsathit provided a real-time translation on Twitter.

I spent some time in Silom and at Rajaprasong, the main rally site, today. I hope to post pics and observations tomorrow.

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