(18 December) Anti-government protesters have demanded the police to speed up their investigation of the clashes in Bangkok′s Ramkhamhaeng district which killed one of their supporters.
In a statement submitted to Pol.Gen. Ake Angsananond at headquarters of the Royal Thai Police, the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) said it had previously instructed the police to investigate the death in a week, yet the police failed to heed to the deadline.
Four people were reportedly killed in the violence between Redshirts and anti-government protesters which lasted throughout the night of 30 November near Rajamangala Stadium where the Redshirts were holding a mass rally in support of the government.
All victims died of gunshot wounds, police said.
Although three Redshirts also died in the violence, their deaths have never been publicly mentioned by PCAD leaders.
Mr. Taworn Senniam, representing the PCAD in the meeting with Pol.Gen. Ake, told the officer he is suspicious of the police′s efforts in investigating the death of anti-government protester, identified as Mr. Teerasak Phokaew.
Mr. Taworn claimed that the police have already arrested the suspects accused of torching a bus carrying Redshirts, yet they have not arrested any suspect in connection with the murder of Mr. Teerasak.
He added that Mr. Teerasak′s parents have asked the PCAD to relay their message to the police that they are still waiting for justice on behalf of their dead son.
The PCAD representative also warned that if the police still failed to apprehend any suspect in the case, it would retaliate with further activities.
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