Also ...Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has told the "red shirts" to disperse by Wednesday and the authorities say they will start to choke off supplies to the central Bangkok protest camp from midnight in an attempt to squeeze the protesters out. Here are broad scenarios that may develop in coming days and possible financial market reaction.
Thai security forces fired live rounds after moving in to seal the heavily defended encampment of the Red Shirts demonstrators in the centre of Bangkok on Friday, the BBC reported. Embassies were closed as protesters set fire to a police bus and gunshots rang out. "The area is like a war zone, with troops firing into a park as a helicopter buzzes above," the BBC correspondent said