Thailand: Police block 'freedom' march in Bangkok

Police set up barricades to stop anti-junta protesters from completing a march from Bangkok to the city of Khon Kaen on Saturday. Members of various Thai civil rights groups united under the slogan «We walk» to overcome over 400 km (250 miles) together. The movement attempted to raise awareness about what they claim are violations against their rights to freedom. Around 200 police officers... Еще guarded the area near Thammasat University where the protesters gathered, setting up fences and stopping protesters from passing by. «We are very sorry that the government decided not to let us walk and march to Khon Kaen because freedom of movement and freedom of expression of our ideas should be the basic rights,» said Fai, one of the protesters. The protesters reportedly aimed to visit an imprisoned student activist Jatupat «Pai Dao Din» Boonpattararaksa in Khon Kaen.

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