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A Thai court acquits about 70 people of charges related to the 2008 protests

 The Criminal Court in Thailand ruled on Friday that about 70 people were acquitted of all charges related to the mass protests that closed Bangkok’s airports for nearly ten days in 2008.

 

ABC News reported: The American – quoting the Thai Radio and Television Corporation – said that the court ruled that the airport protests were protected under the constitution because they were peaceful and that the demonstrators were unarmed.

 

This is the second ruling this year that It finds that the demonstrators did not commit serious criminal offenses in their activities.

 

The supporters of the "People’s Alliance for Democracy" In 2008, they organized protests to overthrow the then prime minister, as the opposition accused him of being a puppet of his son-in-law, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who lived in exile after he was ousted in a coup in 2006.  

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