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Police confirm ‘pink shirt’ gunman is a People’s Party guard

METROPOLITAN Police confirmed that the gunman wearing a pink shirt who shot at protesters outside the Parliament last Tuesday (Nov. 17) was a People’s Party guard and not a yellow-shirt member, Siam Rath newspaper reported this afternoon (Nov. 20, 2020).

The violent confrontation between the two rival groups of protesters led to six people being shot and surveillance cameras have captured a clip of this man in a pink shirt discharging a firearm.

Deputy Metropolitan Police Chief Pol. Maj. Gen Piya Tawichai confirmed that this man is a People’s Party guard because he was seen talking to other guards of this protest group.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya added there was another man acting as a lookout for him but that his first shot was towards People’s Party demonstrators could be because he slipped.

After that this same gunman fired two to three shots at the yellow-shirt protesters.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya pointed out that it would have been impossible for yellow-shirt guards to come to this People’s Party zone because even the police themselves were reluctant to move in there.

Approximately 14 people face prosecution for the drawn-out demonstration outside the Parliament with most of them being People’s Party leaders who gave speeches.

Regarding the man in the pink shirt, police are still gathering evidence to track him down.


Top: The protesters outside the Parliament at nightfall on Tuesday Nov. 17. Photo: Siam Rath


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