The moderate voices in Thailand have disappeared, leaving just the militant forces of the Red Shirts and the government remaining. If the killings continue, will it descend into civil war?
Red Shirt leader Seh Daeng has died after being shot during protests last week and turmoil continues in the streets of Bangkok with burning tires, homemade fireworks and sniper attacks.
Renegade Thai General "Seh Daeng" (Commander Red) was shot on the streets of Bangkok yesterday, adding further fuel to an already bloody battle. The BBC profiles the divisive Red Shirt leader and cult figure who likens himself to Mel Gibson in Braveheart.