Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is burning and under curfew tonight, after Thai troops stormed the barricades of anti-government protesters camped in the city centre. At least five died in the assault, including an Italian news photographer, and more than 50 are injured. Leaders of the protest “red shirt” movement have surrendered, but many of their supporters urged continued defiance, rioted, and set nearby buildings on fire. Television footage showed soldiers firing at the backs of protesters running for cover. A government spokesperson described the operation as a success.