From the BBC, with thanks to Susan:
Thailand’s three southernmost regions are emerging from a curfew that was imposed after violent clashes left six people dead.
Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse at least 1,500 protesters gathered in Narathiwat province.
The incident was one of the most serious to have taken place in Thailand’s troubled south in months.
The men had gathered at a police station to protest against the detention of six Muslim men….
Despite the curfew, that was due to end at 0600 local time (2300GMT), Reuters new agency reports that during the night, protesters set fire to a school building and burned tyres on major roads.
During the earlier clashes, Thai television showed footage of soldiers in riot gear firing M-16 automatic rifles.
Police said the protesters also used weapons, and one witness told Reuters that pistol shots came from the crowd.
At least 30 people, including 14 police officers, were wounded in the fracas, which lasted several hours.