Thursday, April 29, 2010
Enemies engage in "friendly fire" debate
There has been no confirmation over reports that the soldier shot dead in yesterday's clash between the military and protesters near Don Muang was caused by "friendly fire" or not.
The CNN website said the soldier was accidentally killed by fire from security forces but authorities have so far refrained from making any comment. A video clip circulated on the Internet yesterday showed a motor-cycle-riding soldier falling down after he appeared to have been shot.
But such clashes appear inevitable if the red shirts continue to despatch their motor-cycle riders to various areas to confront police and soldiers.
Kwanchai Praipana, one of the red leaders who narrowly escaped arrest yesterday, said he wanted to surround the NBT television station today to protest the state station's "distorted reporting." If that happens, there will be more "enemy fire" on both sides.