So far, protesters at two Bangkok airports are still in control. They’ve seized the airports, with police unable to dislodge them and have even attacked police.
Some 400 protesters sped toward a checkpoint at the city’s main airport, hitting police vehicles and smashing windshields as some 150 officers fled. Video appears to show one demonstrator firing a handgun at a police van.
This seems a very dangerous game. But I guess it depends on whether the government is still functioning with the army and police still loyal. A collapsing government won’t have the ability to order troops in. A functioning government could simply cut power and water to the airports, issue an ultimatum, then send in the commandos against whoever remains.