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Major General Khattiya Sawasdiphol's body removed form hospital

05-18-2010 14:01 BJT

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The tense standoff between thousands of Thai protesters and soldiers has entered its sixth day.

Thai troops maintain their security cordon around thousands of anti-government demonstrators camped in Bangkok. This follows a night of sporadic violence in which smaller protests were reported in other parts of the capital.

Meanwhile, the body of the Red Shirts' military strategist, Major General Khattiya Sawasdiphol, has been removed from hospital by his family and red shirt protesters. He died on Monday after being shot in the head last week in an apparent sniper attack. Red Shirt leaders are holding the government responsible.

Weng Tojirakarn, Red-Shirt Leader, said, "The bullet, which the police officer collected from the skull of Sae Daeng is from a Lapua gun, which means the sniper's gun, and the caliber of the bullet is 308, so the government must answer for this, and must have the responsibility for the assassination plot of Sae Daeng."

The tense standoff between thousands of Thai protesters and soldiers has entered its sixth day. 
Tthe body of the Red Shirts' military strategist, Major General Khattiya Sawasdiphol,
has been removed from hospital by his family and red shirt protesters.
 


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