Large-scale protest today in downtown Bangkok to demand land rights for the poor

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok for World Habitat Day today calling on the junta to address land rights and housing needs in what police and organizers are calling one of the biggest demonstrations since the May 2014 coup. Development in Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy, has come at a cost to local communities who often face threats, violence and judicial harassment, say rights groups. Protesters marking World Habitat Day outside the UN headquarters said they would hand a petition to the United Nations and then march on to Government House to demand land reform. “We came…Read

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