SURAT THANI - About 1,000 coastal fishermen and local officials held the first significant protest since the May 22 coup on Tuesday, to demand that a ferry firm based in Don Sak district immediately halt dumping mud into the sea.
About 1,000 fishermen and local authorities rally against a ferry port project in Don Sak district of Surat Thani province on Tuesday. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)
The demonstrators walked through the town to the district office protesting a dredging contract commissioned to a contractor by Seatran Ferry Co to clear the channel at the ferry port.
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