By The Thaiger
Kata Noi locals were led by the executive president of the Kata Thani Collection hotels group, Sombat Adiset.
The protest was aimed at halting construction, which is already under way.
Sombat said: “This started two years ago and locals have been fighting to stop the construction ever since. Our petitions and documents have been sent to officials, but nothing has happened.
“The area of the construction is on Nor Sor 3 Gor land, documents for which cover a 17-rai [2.7 hectares] plot of land. By law, the condominium cannot be constructed on land which is titled under a Nor Sor 3 Gor document.
“The area of the construction is a source of water, where the water flows into canals in Kata. Construction will [negatively] affect this water source.”