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Power plant protesters get six months in prison

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CHIANG RAI : The Chiang Rai Court on Friday sentenced 13 demonstrators to six months’ jail for leading their supporters to block a road while rallying against the planned construction of a power plant.

The rally was held on July 2 in protest against the building of a privately-run biomass-fired power plant in Wiang Chai district. Each of the 13 defendants – including two women – were also fined 100 baht for blocking the Mae Korn intersection on Phahon Yothin Road and using loudspeakers in a public place without official permission.

The court said such action by the 13 was troubling and showed their disrespect for the law.

(Bangkok Post)

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