Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Gunman caught red-handed....
PAD's guards were fighting a running battle against pro-government taxi-drivers this evening. Gunfire was heard before eleven persons were injured and rushed to Paolo Memoiral Hospital.
The clash took place at Vibhavadi Rangsit 3 at around 5.00 pm.
Reporters saw about 20 PAD guards running down a truck when it reached the soi to confront the taxi-drivers.
Some of those involved in the fight were seen using pistols to fire at their opponents.
Suriyasai Takasila, a core leader of PAD, said he couldn't confirm or deny whether the gunmen were PAD members. "But we have been under attack from the other side in the past few days. So, if some of us had to defend ourselves, it's quite justified."
But resorting to violence goes against PAD's longstanding principle of "civil
disobedience." He countered: "But the pro-government side has been attacking us with M79 grenade-launchers."
Things will apparently get worse before they get better.