I've been to Thailand quite a few times, the first time of which I stayed at a little hotel near the Central World Plaza (Bangkok City Inn). It's shocking to see how ruined it is. What a tradgedy. What a huge cost for Thailand this'll be, too. Besides the cost to rebuild, I'm sure this will hurt not only tourism but foreign investment as well. Don't these protesters realize they're hurting themselves?! Of course, they're not really "protesters" anymore- just a bloodthirsty mob.
One pedantic suggestion: there's only one side to the truth.
I hope things turn around for you there.