BANGKOK (NNT) –- The Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) has revealed some information on the black-clad snipers suspected of shooting at soldiers and protestors in Bangkok.

During a televised press briefing on Monday evening, Spokesperson of the CRES and the Royal Thai Army Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd pointed out that the gunmen in black were hiding in an unfinished high-rise in the Ratchaprarop area, where the state forces and the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) supporters were.

The CRES Spokesperson expressed his concern for innocent people, who might be put in harm’s way. During the broadcasted address, he also showed video clips of a child being used as a human shield, protesters punching soldiers, and protestors vandalizing public property.

A series of violent clashes between state troops and UDD protestors have been erupting in downtown Bangkok since last Thursday. More than 10 people have been arrested from the turmoil, 9 of which have been immediately sentenced to 4-month to 1-year imprisonment. Today only, the police seized over 600 tires from the protestors, who were setting piles of tires on fire in the controlled area.

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