The latest temporary detention of land rights activists in Chiang Mai and Lamphun by security authorities is disgraceful.
Similar to the regime's previous acts of intimidation, soldiers and policemen were dispatched to deal with the growing disgruntlement of ordinary people who were merely trying to make their voices heard. But using force to shut people up is a barbaric tactic that will only intensify public displeasure against the military rulers.
Since Tuesday, more than one hundred community activists from the northern provinces have been rounded up by being removed from their buses to Bangkok and then detained at police stations and a military camp.
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