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19 October 2008 :: 15:10:12 pm 41102

Pad to Distribute Vcds, Leaflets on Oct 7 Street Violence Tomorrow

BANGKOK, Oct 19 -- The People‘s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) will distribute video discs and leaflets critical of the bloody Thai police crackdown against demonstrators nearly two weeks ago to the public in central Bangkok on Monday, a PAD core leader said Sunday.
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Somsak Kosaisuk said the PAD will gather at a major shopping mall, near police headquarters, to distribute VCDs and leaflets to passers-by to inform the public regarding the police crackdown at Parliament on October 7. Two people died and early 500 others injured during the day-long clashes between the police and demonstrators.

Last Friday, the PAD marched through the Silom and Sathorn business districts, passing out their VCDs and leaflets to passers-by in Bangkok’s primary business corridor.

Another PAD core leader, Pipop Thongchai, reasserted that his group distrusted the government-appointed committee now probing on the causes of the October 7 incidents due to reports that the government tried to intervene and remove some of the ‘straightforward’ committee members.

Mr. Pipop said the PAD believed in the findings of the National Human Rights Commission, a respected neutral body, which announced Friday that the government was responsible for giving the order to disperse while police were responsible for carrying out the action.

The PAD, Mr. Pipop said, would rather entrust an independent investigative committee which could be set up by parliament and be comprised of members of the House of Representatives and senators, including the Opposition. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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