More than 300 Samui District residents rally to oppose amnesty bill

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SURAT THANI, 3 November 2013 More than 300 Samui District residents have gathered to oppose the amnesty bill. It is expected that the number of protesters will increase on November 4, 2013. 

At 17:00 today, more than 300 residents of Samui District gathered in front of the Samui District Office, Surat Thani Province, to show their opposition to the amnesty bill. The group, led by Mr. Somsak Phet-awut, criticized the government’s work and invited other local residents in Samuit District to join the rally.

Police officers from the Samui Precinct have been deployed to ensure security. It is expected that another rally will occur on November 4, 2013, with an increasing number of demonstrators joining the rally. Another group of demonstrators have already mobilized to the Surat Thani Provincial Hall to voice their opposition to the amnesty bill.