Anti-government protesters condemned the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) for making unfair accusations.
In reaction to CAPO’s statement that protesters obstructed medical workers from trying to rescue the injured on Thursday, People’s Democratic Reform Committee spokesman Akanat Promphan said it was not possible for them to block the medical helicopter because it was inside the Thai-Japan stadium at the time – and protesters were kept outside by police.
He said CAPO needed to show evidence to verify this claim.
He also asked why there were reports of police assaulting arrested protesters, whom they also transported in a helicopter without any obstruction.
Akanat said there had been attempts to instigate hatred of protesters among police at the operational level by spreading rumours that protesters had killed officers.
As per autopsy reports, Pol Senior Sgt-Major Narong Pitisit was shot from a top-down, left-to-right and front-to-back direction. It was likely that the gunfire came from the top of the tallest building in the Labour Ministry compound.
This happened at a time when no protesters were able to enter the ministry and, so far, the authorities have not been able to explain the men in black caught on camera on top of the building, he said.
Akanat also said it was not possible for bullets from a Din Daeng flat to have hit Narong as police claimed, because the landscape did not allow for this to happen.