BANGKOK, 23 June 2011 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has clarified to the Thai people at Ratchaprasong Intersection that the black-clad assailants during the 2010 political mayhem were, in fact, security guards of the red-shirt group.
In his capacity as the Democrat Secretary-General, Mr Suthep made the opening speech on stage at Ratchaprasong Intersection as part of the Democrat Party’s major election campaign organized to create a correct understanding with the public about various incidents occurring during the mass rally of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) last year.
In response to UDD core leader Natthawut Saikua’s recent claim that Prime Minister and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was the one who ordered a massacre of innocent people on 19 May 2010, Mr Suthep clarified that no fatalities had been caused by the party leader as accused since no protest dispersal operations were ever carried out on the day. Instead, he pointed out that the mysterious black-clad men were responsible for the violence as they were trying to create misunderstanding and conflicts between security officers and UDD protesters.
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