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Thailand: Liveblogging the coup

At least two blogs have been set up solely to cover the unfolding military coup in Thailand – a group blog 19sep which is in English and revolution.blogrevo which is in Thai.

Video copies of coup-related announcements are appearing on YouTube. Below is the first televised announcement of the take-over by the military.

There's also a capture of the televised announcement of the “first and second orders of the Democratic Reform Coucil”, a previously unknow organisation and the name used by the military who have taken control of Bangkok.

A search on the photo-sharing website flickr on the keyword “coup” brings up nearly 100 pictures from Thailand posted within the last 24 hours from pictures of the army in position round the streets of Bangkok…

[Picture by goshen42]

…to visual evidence of the blocking of foreign cable TV channels

[Picture by kengz]

The bulletin board has a regularly-updated page devoted to the current coup events High tension in Thailand but the most recent post warns that internet connections are becoming very slow.


  • Gee, is that an M16 the Thai soldier’s carrying???

  • I am appauled by the US coverage (sic) of this startling event.
    This story is HUGE and will have major global implications. Tanks are in Pattaya, not just in Bangkok. To ingnore the fact, to the American people, that what has happened
    is a furtrher step for the Pan- Jihadis’t movement is nothing less than criminal.
    Our goverment should bee ashamed for it’s lack of compentence.
    Hey, even a broken clock works twice a day.
    Tick- Tock.

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