Pol Gen Pateep: All actions during clashes recorded

BANGKOK, 12 April 2010 (NNT) – Most of the action taken by the security officers and the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) demonstrators during the clashes on Saturday had been recorded although all six CCTVs installed around the clash site were made nonfunctional by the protestors.

Caretaker National Police Chief Pol-Gen Pateep Tunprasert said that six CCTVs installed around Khok Wua intersection could not record anything during the bloody confrontations since the protestors covered the lenses with black plastic bags to prevent them from recording.

However, Pol Gen Pateep said that special teams had been sent in disguise to the site in order to photograph and capture the action of both sides.

Pol Gen Pateep confirmed that a TV camera had recorded a scene when an armed gunman in black was shooting into government forces during the Saturday clashes.

At present, authorities are still unable to identify those firing M-16 and M-79 ammunition.

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