Youtube is carrying footage of the events of Black May 1992 (though, for some reason, the clip is titled “black September”). The clip shows special warfare forces that were under the ultimate command of Surayud Chulanont invading the Royal Hotel that had been established as a temporary hospital for those injured in the suppression. It is said to come from the report of General Pichit Kullawanit who headed the Defense Ministry’s Fact Finding Committee established after the 1992 events. (Of course, Surayud has denied that he gave any order to shoot.)
The video has attracted considerable interest with over 16,000 hits in one week (one of Youtube’s most viewed for the week).
And, to demonstrate the continuity in military brutality, Youtube also carries a number of clips related to the Tak Bai massacre which took place under Thaksin’s government.