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‘Goat masks’ protest in Chiang Mai

Residents in Chom Thong district are taking the concept of ‘white mask’ protests to the next level by donning goat masks to represent the fact they believe they are being made scapegoats in a forest land encroachment case brought against them by the Royal Forest Department.

About 100 ‘goat-masked’ protesters from the Ban Porn Sawan community in tambon Kuang Pao converged at Chiang Mai Provincial Court on Tuesday afternoon to hear the ruling in the protracted court case that has been going on for more than 17 years and witnessed the changing of 10 prime ministers.

Many protesters held placards demanding justice. One of the signs read “we are scapegoats”.

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