Khorat (Nachon Rachasima) is Red Shirt country.
The Curfew was a Yellow Shirt edict enforced by the local police.
Common sense leads one to believe that the citizens of Khorat wouldn’t be too happy about Bangkok bureaucrats dictating behavior in their neighborhood and the police wouldn’t be too gung ho about enforcing edicts passed from on high—- especially when it costs the locals and themselves money.
Before traveling to the Issan during the curfew, I would guess the curfew would be ignored or given lip service by Issan Thai’s—both the man on the street and the authorities.
Here are a couple of pics inside a popular club/disco in Khorat when the midnight curfew was in effect.
These pics were taken on a weekday night right a midnight.
The curfew has begun, the club should be closing and the workers and patrons should he rushing home to avoid being swept up in police roadblocks.
The club was packed. Customers continued pouring in after Midnight and there was absolutely no police enforcement on the streets after midnight.
None of the clubs’ workers were the least concerned about getting off work and getting home after the curfew started.
It was pretty much business as usual.
Here are some pictures of Korat streets after the curfew.
Looks like a typical Korat night in the wee hours to me.
If you didn’t know , you would never guess a curfew was in effect.
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