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Thailand protests are 'justified': scholars weigh in on unrest

Sulak 'very proud' of activists; Suehiro notes emphasis on social justice

Many young people can be seen in the current protests in Thailand.

BANGKOK -- The protests rocking Thailand have resulted in a number of demands against the powers that be, including amendments to the constitution, reforms to the monarchy and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who first came to power in a military coup.

Sulak Sivaraksa, Thailand's foremost Buddhist scholar, is no stranger to activism himself, having several times run afoul of Thailand's draconian lese-majeste law forbidding perceived damage or insult to the monarchy.

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