Hundreds of Thai workers march in central Bangkok on May 1, 2018 demanding better wages and working conditions to mark the Labour Day. / AFP / Panumas Sanguanwong
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Hundreds gathered outside the United Nations' regional headquarters in Bangkok and two other locations on Wednesday to urge Thailand's military government to end what they say is the intimidation of community activists by authorities.Authorities detained more than a hundred people in the northern province of Chiang Mai to prevent them from joining the Bangkok protest, P-Move said.Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a spokesman for the government, said the government stood ready to solve problems raised by grassroots groups.Jamnong Nupan, one of the protest leaders, called the government insincere.In a separate protest, more than a thousand people gathered in Chiang Mai on Sunday to protest against the building of a luxury government housing project on forested land.
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