Bangkok, a great sprawling city, was brought to its knees by violence today. The stock exchange was firebombed, a shopping mall burned and millions of people were warned to stay indoors.
The violence in Thailand has been going on for six weeks. Today, officials confirmed five protesters and an Italian news photographer were killed and at least 60 people were wounded.
Since the violence began in mid-March, at least 80 people have been reported killed and nearly 1,800 injured.