Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok Closes, Engages in Understatement
Sherman Oaks, California
The stylish Metropolitan Hotel in central Bangkok will be closed until at least May 18th. The hotel's explanation:
Due to the recent turn of events in the Government's efforts to clampdown on the red shirts’ protest sites, the surrounding areas of Sathorn have now been affected.
Translation: "People in front of the hotel are shooting bullets and lobbing grenades."
Pictured: Knives may also be involved. Undated photo of Thai red shirt protester.