Many red-shirt people arrived on motorcycles and in vans to challenge the anti-government protesters near the Chaeng Wattana rally site.
Tension rose at the site at 11 am when the red-shirts arrived together with a sound truck. They announced on the sound truck that the rally at the Chaeng Wattana caused hardship to passenger van operators and local residents.
The red shirts formed their line about 100 metres from the barrier line of security guards of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee.
While the red shirts were confronting the PDRC guards, a sound of gunfire was heard, sending the motorcyclists and vans to flee before they regrouped.