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Army chief hits back at red-shirt leaders, telling them to stop framing military

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha Monday hit back at the red-shirt leaders, saying they should stop trying to frame the military and should take responsibility for damages done in red-shirt protests in 2010.

Prayuth was referring to the dissemination of a photo of a Navy officer said to be the assailant who threw grenades at the Victory Monument on Sunday.

"I would like to tell those who tried to frame the armed forces that they should take responsibility for what happened in 2010," Prayuth said without mentioning the red-shirt leaders directly but apparently referring to them.

He said when the Army performed a parade to display its military capability, no one admired the capability but the red-shirt leaders accused the Army of planning to stage a coup. "This is regretful," Prayuth said.

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