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Court allows ‘We Walk’ protest to proceed

Jan 27. 2018
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By The Nation

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The activists on the “We Walk” mark have been granted the temporary protection under an Administrative Court order, so they can continue their peaceful campaign without interference from the police.

The Administrative Court on Friday issued a court order to the Royal Thai Police to facilitate members of People GO Network to carry on their long march from Thammasart University to Khon Kaen. The order says police should refrain from conducting any operation against the exercise of freedom of expression by the activists until the end of the march on February 17.

The court ordered the police to follow their duty as per the Article 19 of the Public Gathering Act to provide security, manage traffic and ensure the protest will follow the law and is peacefully arranged.

However, police still reserve the right to ask the court to cancel the protest and to issue other enforcement if the protesters violate the laws.

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