A speaker told the red-shirts’ gathering at the main rally site at Government House on Monday morning he believed atleast six of protestors had died as a result of the crackdown by troops at the Din Daeng intersection.
The D-Station satellite channel of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) broadcast the rally. He claimed a military truck was seen carrying the dead bodies away so that no-one would see them.
Another speaker who claimed to be a Buddhist monk and said he witnessed the crackdown said there was a monk amng the dead.
Their claims could not be confirmed.
Another speaker slammed the media for reporting there were no fatalities. Speakers claimed the protest was nation-wide.
The military denied having fired shots at red-shirt protestors
Army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said an INN report that troops had fired directly at protesters blocking an intersection at Din Daeng was not correct.
The soldiers had fired up into the air when protestors drove a hijacked bus at their ranks about 4am, Col Sansern said.
The driver had refused to stop and then ''all hell broke loose'', he added