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Smog-choked Bangkok struggles to improve air quality

Measures include restrictions on trucks, tighter inspections of factories, possible car ban

BANGKOK -- Toxic smog has been cloaking the cities of the Asia-Pacific region recently, and Thailand's capital is no exception, pushing authorities to implement measures to reduce the level of harmful particles known as PM2.5.

Protesters wearing surgical masks marched to Government House on Thursday to demand that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government tackle the air pollution problem more seriously. They held up signs reading, "Right to clean air is a human right" and "People before polluters."

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