Thailand protesters in rare rally over Chiang Mai development

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Protesters in Thailand have staged one of the country’s biggest demonstrations since the 2014 military coup as they campaign against a luxury housing development on forested land.

  • BBC

More than 1,000 people gathered in the northern city of Chiang Mai.

Rep 5eThey rallied against a housing project being built for judges and officials in the foothills of a sacred mountain.

The march went ahead in defiance of a ban on public gatherings imposed by the junta, which seized power in 2014.

“Around 1,250 people took part in the protest,” Police Colonel Paisan, deputy commander of…

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