While others were shivering in fear at the thought of an icy Songkran and polluted moat the city was taken unawares yesterday as this  intrepid band swam the infected waters and scaled the city’s defences of Jaeng Hua Lin across from Kanchana Pisek Park.

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What might be the target of their attack? The giant Chiang Mai Invaded - 5concrete edifices of the oppressive state school system perhaps? Or might they go further afar to the Mayoral Palace on the Ping River to drive home the lack of clean swimming facilities in their part of town?

Will the local press reveal the chaos or let it be concealed in the Songkran fracas?