"Men in black" revealed as Thai opposition calls for PM to step down
- POSTED: 03 Jan 2014 00:17
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Thailand's police chief has admitted that the so-called "men in black" -- seen during a clash with protesters on December 26 -- were indeed policemen, complicating the already tense situation in Bangkok.
BANGKOK: Thailand's police chief has admitted that the so-called "men in black" -- seen during a clash with protesters on December 26 -- were indeed policemen.
The issue was earlier brought up on Thursday by protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and threatens to complicate the already tense situation in Bangkok.
Various quarters have begun to draw their lines as tensions may just come to a head.
Images of what the police have been doing on the rooftops of the buildings are not new to the people at Democracy Monument, and have been flashed over "Blue Sky" and ASTV, on the internet, as well as social media.
So for the people here, they are familiar with the actions of the police, not just in these recent days, but in the past as well.
As far as the Democrat Party is concerned, they want to see major changes happening, but they want to pursue them in a legal fashion.
They also want to see caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stepping down.
They want to see it done in a legal way and are hoping that the Senators will put together special reforms that will be submitted for serious consideration.
The question is whether the People's Reform Democratic Committee, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, will be able to accept this proposal, which leaves everything in limbo.
It is unknown at this point as to who is leading the mediation efforts but the situation on the ground continues to remain tense and emotions may just go out of control.