Nurse’s shooting returns to fore in tense Thailand – FT, May 19, 2011
…A number of unofficial investigations, including one by Human Rights Watch, have condemned the army for excessive force, including using concealed sniper teams for what amounted to crowd control. HRW concluded that Ms Kamolkate was shot by soldiers firing from an elevated train track.
During last year’s demonstrations, the Red Shirts did have an armed wing equipped with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, but only in relatively small numbers. Some 10 soldiers died, but most of those killed were demonstrators armed with not much more than catapults and a few petrol bombs…