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Hunt for the silent killers

A retired army general is being strongly tied to the mysterious 'men in black' - Fringe political parties with minimal resources are badly hit by NCPO ban - With Gen Prayuth firmly in control, the Burapha Payak clique's star is about to shine

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From mercenaries hired to incite violence to “amateur warriors” trained to protect red shirts, theories abound about the infamous “men in black”, a group of unidentified armed and hooded people who created defining moments during the 2010 political protests. 

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The mystery men were first spotted in a clash between security officers and red-shirt protesters on April 10, 2010, at Kok Wua intersection, when the Abhisit Vejjajiva government authorised an operation to reclaim Ratchadamnoen Avenue from red-shirt protesters.

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