Anti-Graft Agency To Probe 2008 Crackdown on Yellowshirts

 Anti-Graft Agency To Probe 2008 Crackdown on Yellowshirts

PAD Royalist protesters walk on Bangkok street wearing yellow t-shirts. Photo: Underexpose. GNU FDL.

BANGKOK — Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is looking to file criminal charges against former Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat for the government crackdown on Yellowshirt demonstrators in 2008, the agency’s chairman says.

On the morning of 7 October 2008, two people were killed and more than 380 injured after riot police attempted to remove Yellowshirt protesters who were blocking MPs from entering the House of Parliament.

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By Khaosod English


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