Hundreds protest in Bangkok urging junta to respect land rights



Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Thai capital on Monday calling on the junta to address land rights and housing needs in what police and organisers said was 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 regional UN headquarters in Asia said they would hand a petition to the United Nations and then march on to Government House, a... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 51
Source: Reuters
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