Some 1,000 Assembly of the Poor (AOP) members were Tuesday prevented by military and local officials from boarding buses from their home provinces to stage a demonstration in Bangkok in a bid to urge Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to solve their problems. “We didn’t expect it to be this way. They should have let villagers come as the Assembly of the Poor has no hidden political agenda,” said AOP coordinator Baramee Chaiyarat. “They shouldn’t have done this. It’s too much of a violation of human rights.” Full Story
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