I spent three or four hours taking photos of the protests last Sunday. There have been all sorts of absurd claims of millions of protesters but logic and the eyeball would indicate a crowd in the low to mid-hundreds of thousands. The claims bring to mind Hitler’s famed ‘big lie’ theory.

I walked between stages and took about 250 shots. These are some of them:
Ratchaprasong

Skywalk
On the Skywalk about Rama 1
Photos and selfies seemed to be a core activity, often more than protesting.

Whistle and lanyard seller

Outside the Louis Vuitton store - this was quite a different crowd to the 2010 protest. The high end stores were doing incredible business.
Outside the Louis Vuitton store – this was quite a different crowd to the 2010 protest. The high end stores were doing incredible business.

Lanyards and whistles Zen

The stage at Ratchaprasong. There were definitely far less here than the reds had in 2010 but it was still an impressive number
The stage at Ratchaprasong. There were definitely far less here than the reds had in 2010 but it was still an impressive number

Outside Gaysorn Plaza Ratchaprasong Get Out! Angry Ratchaprasong Outside Zen

What was noticeable was the number who could be termed "protest tourists". People who were there for the spectacle. There was none of that with the Reds.
What was noticeable was the number who could be termed “protest tourists”. People who were there for the spectacle.
Kids in the castle. It was quite the outing for some.
Kids in the castle

Central World Central World Central World

The only ugly spot I saw on the day - a smallish number of hoodlums getting pretty heavy outside Police HQ.
The only ugly spot I saw on the day – a smallish number of hoodlums getting pretty heavy outside Police HQ.
Rama 1 between Central World and Siam was about this busy all along.
Rama 1 between Central World and Siam

Sign

Looking down on the Skytrain station about 4.30pm
Looking down on the Skytrain station about 4.30pm
outside Paragon
Outside Paragon

Selfies Siam Siam

Where it got busier again, by the stage near the BACC
Where it got busier again, by the stage near the BACC

Bears

I'm guessing these guys were counted in the bizarre claims of 'millions' made by the organisers. 2-300,000 would be my estimate but who knows.
I’m guessing these guys were counted in the bizarre claims of ‘millions’ made by the organisers.

BACC Siam Discovery

Meanwhile a few metres away from the crowd, the Siam Festival was going on, with stages and DJs etc. You'd never have known that there was a protest, no matter the size, a close by.
Meanwhile a few metres away from the crowd, the Siam Festival was going on, with stages and DJs etc. You’d never have known that there was a protest, no matter the size, close by.